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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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FIGURE 16.7 A large crevasse on the Yanert glacier in Denali National Park, Alaska.

What type of force causes crevasses, compressional or tensional?

To determine

Whether compressional or tensional type of force causes crevasses.

Explanation

Crevasses are ice cracks that are formed in the upper surface of glaciers. The top surface of glaciers is a brittle zone. Here, the glaciers is not compacted, ice crystals in parallel layers unlike deeper compacted layers...

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