Glacial Modification Why is the Pleistocene Epoch so important to physical geography, whereas other ice ages are not? What is a periglacial zone? What are the pluvial effects of the pleistocene?

Assignment Question

This week you’ve been assigned the following chapter and subsections to read from the Mcknights Physical Geography textbook.

Chapter 19: Glacial Modification Types of Glaciers Glaciations Past and Present Glacier Formation and Movement Effects of Glaciers Continental Ice Sheets Mountain Glaciers The Periglacial Environmental Causes of the Pleistocene Glaciations Please answer the following questions in paragraph format to review

Chapter 19: Glacial Modification Why is the Pleistocene Epoch so important to physical geography, whereas other ice ages are not? What is a periglacial zone? What are the pluvial effects of the pleistocene? What is glacial flour? Glacial drift? A moraine is made from what kind of glacial material? Describe the general appearance of a ground moraine. What is stratified drift? Explain the formation of a hanging valley. What is a proglacial lake? How do Milankovich cycles fit the pattern of Pleistocene glaciations?