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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

What types of glacial landform are the following features?

  1. a. The features occupied by Kennedy, Iceberg, and Ipasha Lakes
  2. b. The feature occupied by McDonald Lake (in the southwest corner of the map) and Lake Josephine
  3. c. Mount Gould and Mount Wilbur

a)

To determine

The types of glacial landform occupied by Kennedy, Iceberg, and Ipasha Lakes using the topographic map.

Explanation

Kennedy, Iceberg, and Ipasha Lakes are located in Glacier National Park, in the U. S. state of Montana. The features appear as lakes in the high mountain basin in the given topographic map. Hence, all these lakes are tarns. Tarn is a mountain lake or pond formed in the cirque basin excavated by glaciers. Technically, tarn forms in cirques...

b)

To determine

The types of glacial landform occupied by McDonald Lake (in the southwest corner of the map) and Lake Josephine.

c)

To determine

The types of glacial landform are Mount Gould and Mount Wilbur.

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