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Glacier Landforms: Geography for UPSC CSE/IAS Preparation
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In this lesson, Venkatesh talks about how landforms are created by the glacier in polar and mountainous areas. It discusses both erosional and depositional landforms formed by a glacier.

Venkatesh Emani
Loves teaching...Faculty of Geography and economy for competitive exams

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thanks for making video on this
nice but can't digest the pronounciation
Sir your explanation are very nice. My humble suggestion is add some geo pictures through that explained am able to easily understand sir. Because am arts back ground student .It's difficult to understand without picture
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very nicely​ explained if pictures are included makes easy for us to understand. thank​ you sir
2 years ago
Good demand
2 years ago
I appreciate you
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  1. Course: Geomorphology Presented by Venkatesh Emani

  2. About me M. Sc geography from University of Madras # Threeyears ofexperience in teaching Geography and Economy for civil services Interests: Love teaching, watching cricket and some long drives . Follow me on Unacademy:

  3. Glacial landforms Masses of ice moving as sheets over the land are called Glaciers Movement is slow ; few centimetres a day U shaped valley Glaciers move basically because of the force of gravity. " Erosion is carried through the mechanism of abrasion and plucking e Large parts of well jointed rocks are detached by moving glaciers.That is called plucking

  4. Erosional landforms Cirque: most common of landforms in glaciated mountains. e Ho rse shoe shaped glacier depression e If this is filled with water it is called Tarn Lakes i.e cirque lake Arete: Narrow mountain peaks formed due to formation of a series of cirque on different sides of a hill

  5. Erosional landforms Horn: Ridge that acquires a horn' shape when the glacial activity cuts it from more than two sides. o Hanging valleys: Formed because of different rates of cHanging valleys: Formed because of di erosion The tributary valleys are left high above the main valley, hanging on the edges. . Fiords: Glacial troughs occupied by a sea. Eg: norway

  6. Depositional landfornm Depositional landforms Glacial deposits are unstratified called as Tills. Moraines: Ridge like depositional feature of glacial till. if deposited at the end - Terminal moraines if deposited at either side of glacier - lateral moraines if deposited at the internal margins of two glaciers Medial moraines e Drumlins: Inverted boat or egg shaped deposition of glacier eg: Ireland - basket of egg topography

  7. Depositional landfornm Depositional landforms Eskers: long narrow and steep sided ridges of stratified sand and gravel Deposited by sub glacier or melt water stream outwash Plains: plains at the foot of the glacial mountains # 1 silt sand and clay Formed in the terminal stage of a continent