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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby jimmy-bond » May 1st, 2018, 9:05 pm

LiteralRhinoceros wrote:Landslides: fast movement of loose rubble or rocks down a slope (hill or mountain)
Flows: ^but is more fluid, and tends to act more like a fluid.
Falls: In between landslides and flows, usually isn't viscous enough to be classified as a flow.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby LiteralRhinoceros » May 2nd, 2018, 2:28 pm

Do any other planets in the solar system have tectonic processes similar to Earth? If so, how is it different?
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » May 9th, 2018, 1:17 pm

LiteralRhinoceros wrote:Do any other planets in the solar system have tectonic processes similar to Earth? If so, how is it different?

Odd question, but all right.
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The gas giants obviously don't, but the other inner planets have basically settled to have little more than small scale geologic processes

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Things2do » June 20th, 2018, 2:21 pm

LiteralRhinoceros wrote:Do any other planets in the solar system have tectonic processes similar to Earth? If so, how is it different?

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LiteralRhinoceros wrote:Do any other planets in the solar system have tectonic processes similar to Earth? If so, how is it different?

Odd question, but all right.
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The gas giants obviously don't, but the other inner planets have basically settled to have little more than small scale geologic processes
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » June 20th, 2018, 3:40 pm

Someone else can go. I have no idea about glaciers.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Things2do » June 20th, 2018, 4:53 pm

How do glaciers form?

And could you please quote me so I remember about these?
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » June 20th, 2018, 5:11 pm

Things2do wrote:How do glaciers form?

And could you please quote me so I remember about these?

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Things2do » June 20th, 2018, 6:48 pm

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Things2do wrote:How do glaciers form?

And could you please quote me so I remember about these?

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Things2do » June 27th, 2018, 2:28 pm

Sorry for the double post:
How do glaciers form? It's a simple, easy question. I hope...
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby dxu46 » June 27th, 2018, 3:47 pm

Things2do wrote:Sorry for the double post:
How do glaciers form? It's a simple, easy question. I hope...

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Glaciers form when enough snow accumulates so that it is compressed into ice.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Things2do » June 27th, 2018, 5:49 pm

dxu46 wrote:
Things2do wrote:Sorry for the double post:
How do glaciers form? It's a simple, easy question. I hope...

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Glaciers form when enough snow accumulates so that it is compressed into ice.

Not as technical as I's hoping fer, but correct.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby dxu46 » June 27th, 2018, 6:37 pm

Things2do wrote:
dxu46 wrote:
Things2do wrote:Sorry for the double post:
How do glaciers form? It's a simple, easy question. I hope...

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Glaciers form when enough snow accumulates so that it is compressed into ice.

Not as technical as I's hoping fer, but correct.

What was the answer you were going for?
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Things2do » June 28th, 2018, 9:57 am

dxu46 wrote:
Things2do wrote:
dxu46 wrote:
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Glaciers form when enough snow accumulates so that it is compressed into ice.

Not as technical as I's hoping fer, but correct.

What was the answer you were going for?

Something along the lines of this:
A glacier forms when the annual snowfall rate exceeds the rate of ablation.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby dxu46 » June 28th, 2018, 12:25 pm

Explain how glaciers move.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Things2do » June 29th, 2018, 4:45 pm

dxu46 wrote:Explain how glaciers move.

Veeeeeerrrrrrrrry sloooowwwwllllllyyyy...
I believe that you are looking for this, though: Glaciers flow downhill because of gravity and the internal deformation of the ice.
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