Geology 10 (Physical Geology)

California State University, Sacramento

Week 11: Glaciers and glaciation


Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:

  • Discuss how glaciers advance and retreat

  • Name the parts of a glacier

  • Discuss how climate change is affecting the distribution of glaciers


Homework for week #11

Please take the on-line quiz for Chapter 12, Glaciers and Glaciation at the textbook website.  You can find the quiz by following this link:


E-mail it to me at:


Please note:  This is different from my CSUS e-mail address!


Click on the “Resources” tab at the top of the page, and scroll down to the chapter that you want to work on.  Complete the multiple choice quiz on-line, and e-mail the results to me.

Due date for homework:  The start of class on Friday, Nov. 11

Reading Assignments

From Plummer, Carlson and Hammersley, Physical Geology, 13th edition

Chapter 12 - Glaciers and glaciation


Powerpoint graphics used during lectures


Glaciers and glaciation