Thursday, December 1, 2011

Compare and Contrast Glaciers

Geologists define a glacier as any large mass of ice that moves slowly over land. There are two kinds of glaciers--continental and valley glaciers. Write about the two glaciers and tell how they are similar and how they are different.

26 comments:

  1. A continental glacier is a huge mass of ice that covers a lot of land near the Arctic or Antarctic polar regions. Continental glaciers are found in the Arctic, Antarctic circles, Greenland and islands in the polar regions. These huge glaciers are nothing more than huge ice that began with snow. Valley glaciers usually start life in either corries or ice sheets.Often several corrie glaciers will combine to form a single valley glacier. A valley glacier and continental glaciers are simalar because they are both glasiers they both are very cold and they are both also very large and cover alot of land I think

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Delete
  2. Continental glaciers are different from valley glaciers because continental glaciers are as large as the mainland. Another reason continental glaciers are different is that they are larger and they make kettles that eventually become lakes. Valley glaciers are different from continental glaciers because they are on the side of the mountain and solid ice hold it in. Valley glaciers are smaller and they make high lakes that are created by melted snow and ice that fill up the valleys. Continental and valley glaciers are the same because they are both solid ice that moves slowly. No one with their bare eye can see the glaciers move. Even if they stay there for hours staring at it. Both types of glaciers make lakes.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Continental and valley glaciers both have something in common which is that they are solid ice. Valley glaciers have sides of the mountain to hold the ice and snow in. Another fact of the valley is that they are smaller. The continental glaciers are as large as the mainland. Also it makes kettle that form holes that fill up to become a lake. Things they have in common are that they are solid ice, move slowly, and both make lakes. That is how continental and valley glaciers have in common and how they are different. Today continental glaciers cover up less than in the ice age, about 10 percent.

    ReplyDelete
  4. A coninental glacier is as large as the mainland. It's larger than a valley glacier.Continental glaciers make kettle that became a lake. Valley glaciers maake high lakes when the melted snow fills up the valley. The sides of the mountain hold it in. The three things that they both have are they're both solid ice. Anther similar thing is they move really slow that it cold take up to one million years. Lastly, they both make a lakes.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Continetal glacier and vally glacier are alike and different in so many ways. One is that the ciontinetal glacier is much bigger that a valley glacier. One way they both are alike is that they both are soild ice. The valley glacier is mostly found on high mountains. The continetal is as large as the mainland. The continetal glacier and the valley galcier must both be in cold weathering and they both move very slowly downwword. This is how the valley galcier and continetal glacier are alike and not

    ReplyDelete
  6. There are two different kinds of glaciers. The first one is the continental glacier. It covers much of a continent. The second type of glacier is a valley glacier. The valley glacier is smaller than a continental glacier and is long and narrow. Valley glaciers are formed when snow and ice buildup high in a mountain valley. A continental glacier covers about ten percent of Earth’s land. Some continental glaciers can be over three kilometers thick. Continental and valley glaciers are both solid ice that move slowly.

    ReplyDelete
  7. A continetal glacier covers much of a contient where as a valley glacier is held in by the sides of a mountain. A valley glacier makes lakes that have melted and filled up in the valley. where as a continetal glacier makes kettles that became lakes. They both have soild ice that melt and move very slowly. Both glaciers also form lakes.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Continental glaciers are is large as a mainland. This glacier is larger than the valley glaciers. It also makes kettle, then it becomes a lake. When it forms, it spreads out like a pancake. Valley glaciers are smalller than continental glaciers. The sides of the mountains hold in the valley glaciers. Valley glaciers also have high lales. The high lakes are from the melted snow that fills up the valley. These two glaciers are the same because they are both solid ice. They also move slowly and makes lakes.

    ReplyDelete
  9. People may think that a glacier is a glacier and they are right. What they don’t know is there are two types of glaciers, which are continental glaciers and valley glaciers. A continental glacier covers much of a continent or large island and a valley glacier is a long, narrow glacier that forms when snow and ice buildup in a mountain valley. Both types of glaciers erode by a process called plucking and abrasion. When the process called plucking happens is when a glacier is slightly floating over the ground and the water freezes and it picks up rocks. Glaciers can form only in an area where more snow falls then melts. Once the depth of snow and ice reaches more than 30 to 40 meters, gravity begins to pull it downhill. Also, when a glacier melts, it deposits the sediment it eroded from the land, creating various landforms. This is how glaciers are similar and different.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Continental galciers are as large as mainlands,and larger than valley glaciers which form on sides of mountains.Continental glaciers make kettles that become lakes, but valley glaciers snow melts and fill up the valley. Althoughthere are differences between the continental and valley glaciers,they have common features.They are both solid ices taht move slowly and melt to form lakes.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Continental and valley glaciers are different and alike in many ways. One way they differ is that the continental glacier spreads out easily and the valley glacier is “stuck” in the sides of the mountain; the sides hold it in. One way they are alike is that they both create lakes. Another way they differ is that the valley glacier is small like a valley and the continental glacier is as large as the mainland. Another way they are alike is that they are both made out of solid ice. These are some of the many ways the continental and valley glaciers are different and alike.

    ReplyDelete
  12. All glaciers aresolid ice that moves slowly. The two difftent kind of glaciers are called the Valley Glacier and the Contenental Glacier. The ar ediffrent because the contenental glacier is as large as a mainland. The valley glacier is diffrent because its smaller and has hihg lakes. The glaciers are alike becuase they make lakes and they and they are green, blue, and white. Valley glaciers and contenental glaciers are alike because they are both glaciers. These are the ways that they are alike and diffrent.

    ReplyDelete
  13. A continental glacier is a large as the mainland and makes kettle that becomes lakes. A valley glacier is a higher lake created by melted snow that fills up the valleys. They also are the same because they move slowly. That is what continental and valley glaciers are. They are a big piece of ice.

    ReplyDelete
  14. There are many similarities and differences between continental glaciers and valley glaciers. Some similarities are that they both are solid. You can prove this because they are glaciers and glaciers are ice which is solid. You can also prove this by going to see it for yourself. Another similarity is that that both of the glaciers slide down very slowly until the get to the point and crash into the water. One way that continental glaciers are different than valley glacier is they cover a whole continent or most of it. They also spread out really easily. Another reason that the valley glaciers are different than continental glaciers is they go between mountains. They also usually move down valleys. These are the differences between continental glaciers and valley glaciers.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Continental and valley glaciers are alike because they are solid ice and makes lakes. Continental glaciers are larger and valley glaciers are smaller. The other contrasting differences is that continental glaciers make kettle that becomes a lake and valley glaciers are high lakes with melted snow that filled up the valley. Also a continental glacier covers much of a continent or large island and valley glaciers can be tens of kilometers long. This is how they are alike and different.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Continental glaciers and Valley glaciers are the same bacause they both are made of solid ice,move slowly,and they both make lakes. Valley glacier are much smaller then the Continental glaciers. Continental glaciers are as large as the mainland. A continental glacier makes kettle that becomes a lake andit covers about ten percent from the earth's land. This is how they are alike and different.

    ReplyDelete
  17. All glaciers are solid ice that moves slowly, the two different types of glaciers are the continental glacier and valley glacier. They are different because the continental on the mainland. The continental glaciers makes kettle that becomes a lake. The valley glaciers are held in by the sides of the mountain. Where the valley glaciers has high lakes where the melted snow fills up the valley. These are the differences of the continental and valley glacier. Some things are a like with continental and valley glaciers are that they both are solid ice, and they make lakes. They both move slowly. They are different and they are a like.

    ReplyDelete
  18. A continental glacier is a glacier that covers much of continent or large island. It is as large as the mainland. It’s larger than the valley glacier. The kettle makes it become a lake. It can cover millions of square kilometers. They flow in all directions. They can spread as pancake batter spreads out in a frying pan. They finally retreated about 10,000 years ago. A valley glacier is a long, narrow glacier that forms when snow and ice buildup high in a mountain valley. Sides of the mountain hold it in. The valley glacier is smaller than the continental glacier. High lakes melted and filed up valleys. They are both soiled ice, they move slowly and they make lakes.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Valley glaciers are smaller and continental glacier are larger .Valley glaciers move slow, and also the continental glaciers . Those two are solid ice. Valley glacier have sides of the mountain hold it in. Continentals glaciers are ten percent of earth’s land today.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Continental glaciers and valley glaciers are similar in their own way. They both are glaciers, they move so slow that you can’t even see with your natural eye. They also make lakes, and landforms. There are many ways how they are different. A continental glacier is large as the mainland and a continent that is way they call it a continental glacier. Also it’s covers ten percent of the Earth’s surface. It makes kettle and that becomes a lake. A valley glacier is long and narrow that forms when snow and ice go into the mountain valley. Also the sides of mountain keep the glacier together so it won’t go. But usually is goes beneath the valley and into the Cut Rivers. These are some examples how they are different and how they are alike.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Valley and Continental Glaciers have similarities and differences. A valley glacier is in the mountains and are small narrow glaciers made by the walls of mountains. When these glaciers melt they make high lakes. Continental Glaciers cover a lot of the continent or large island. They are large and wide like batter of pancakes. Once these mountains melt they become kettles that will become lakes. Some similarities like they are both an icy block. They also both move slowly so you won't be able to notice them moving, and when they melt they both make lakes.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Continental glaciers and valley glaciers are very different, but have some similarities. The continental glaciers spread out very easily, and covered the Earth in the ice age. Also it is very large because it covers a whole continent. Valley glaciers go between mountains so they don’t spread. Valley glaciers can be found on the highest point of the mountain, and makes v-shaped valleys into u-shaped valleys. They are the same because they are both made out of solid ice, they move slowly, and they both make lakes. These glaciers are very interesting to learn about.

    ReplyDelete
  23. There are many differences and similarities about continental and valley glaciers. Some differences are that continental glaciers cover most of a continent. It's also bigger and the glacier spreads out. When a glacier gets stuck, it malets and forms a kettle in it's place. Some are even three kilometers thick.

    Valley glaciers are different because they form high up in mountains. Also, the sides of the valley keeps the glacier from spreading. They share the same characteristics such as they are both glaciers and solid. Also, they have cool colors like green, blue, and white. These are how contintental and valley glaciers are different and alike.

    ReplyDelete
  24. The differences about the continental glaciers and valley glaciers are that the continental glacier is as large the mainland. Another thing that the continental glacier does is makes kettle that become lakes. The valley glacier makes high lakes with the sides of the mountain. The things that glaciers are the same are that they move slowly. This is how glaciers the ways are the same and they are different.

    ReplyDelete
  25. The continental glacier is different because its longer and its on the mainland. A valley glacier is very small and it is in a valley not a continent. Both are a solid ice. The glaciers move very slowly. A continental glacier create kettle. The valley glacier create high lakes. The valley is filled with melted snow and fills up the valley. This is how the glaciers are alive and different.

    ReplyDelete