Glaciers have a huge impact on our landscape. They are one of the most powerful forces shaping our Earth surface. These pages introduce some of the most important erosional and depositional landforms, and highlight the processes by which they form.
Glaciers of different types produce different suites of characteristic landforms. We call these glacial landsystems. A landsystem comprises a range of different glacial landforms. By looking at the the sediments and landform assemblages together, we can say something about the style and manner of past glaciation.
Other pages that may be of interest, and may be relevant to the A-Level curriculum, include:
- Glacial geomorphology of the Patagonian Ice Sheet
- Glaciolacustrine landforms in Chile
- Patagonian Ice Sheet at the LGM
Useful external links:
- NSIDC Glacial Landforms page
- GlaciersOnline photo glossary
- USA National Park Service Glacial Landforms
There are also a number of excellent videos on Time for Geography that cover glacial landforms.