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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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FIGURE 16.19 Glaciers carved the deep College Fjord, seen here in a satellite image, in northwestern Alaska.

How many glaciers do you see on this image?

To determine

The number of glaciers visible on the accompanying image.

Explanation

There are many glaciers on this image, particularly two trunk glaciers and several tributary glaciers that feeding the main trunk glacier and fjords.

A trunk valley is a large valley formed by the coalescence of two or more tributary valleys (hanging valley) by contributing ice mass to the main trunk glacier. The trunk glacier has stronger erosive capacity in its middle and lower reaches compared to the tributary glaciers that merge with the main trunk glacier...

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