ES 331/767 Sample Exam
I. Give short definitions for the following ice age terms (10 terms @ 2 points each).
II. Provide short answers for the following questions (10 questions @ 3 points each).
- Holocene Epoch
III. Give paragraph answers for the following questions (two questions @ 10 points each). You may provide simple diagrams to supplement your answers.
- How can a glacier move, even though its bed may be frozen to the substratum? Explain your answer.
- Briefly explain some of the ways by which drumlins may be created.
- Much glacial sediment is deposited by meltwater beneath or beyond the ice margin. Explain the types of sedimentary features that can be used to establish the environments of ancient meltwater deposits in glacial rivers, lakes, or seas.
IV. ES 767 only. Give a paragraph answer for the following question (one question @ 10 points). You may provide simple diagrams to supplement your answers.
- Discuss the basic assumptions, suitable materials, and methods for radiocarbon dating of Quaternary specimens. What are some limitations of this dating method?
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ES 331/767 © J.S. Aber (2008).