Glacial landforms

Glacial landforms

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.

Further reading

Other pages that may be of interest, and may be relevant to the A-Level curriculum, include:

Useful external links:

There are also a number of excellent videos on Time for Geography that cover glacial landforms.

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