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    Would most features of alpine glaciation be preserved in the geologic record? Why or why not? What about continental glaciation?

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    1. Would most features of alpine glaciation be preserved in the geologic record? Why or why not?

    Alpine glaciers are "rivers" of ice that flow in and from mountain valleys; thus, restricted to valleys. They change the earth surface by eroding and depositing sediment, thus preserving features related to alpine glaciation in the geologic record. (1) For example, in some places the importance of glaciers is obvious because they ...

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