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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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FIGURE 16.10 Repeat photography dramatically illustrates how Chaney Glacier, Montana, has changed between (a) 1911, and (b) 2005. Most alpine glaciers have undergone similar substantial loss of ice mass and retreat during the past century.

What type of alpine glacier was Chaney Glacier in 2005?

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The type of alpine glacier was Chaney Glacier in 2005.

Explanation

Chaney Glacier is in Glacier National Park in Montana, the United States. Chaney glacier is a cirque glacier. Cirque glacier is a small alpine glacier confined to its cirque basin and does not move down the valley. Cirques are bowl-shaped depressions formed by glacial erosion on high mountain peaks.

 By comparing the repeat photography of Chaney Glacier, Montana on 1911 and 2005, it illustrates the substantial loss of ice mass and retreat by the glacier...

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