Polar glacial environments - the Arctic, Antarctica
Alpine glacial environments - the French Alps, the Himalayas, the Andes
Periglacial environments - North America, Northern Europe, Siberia
Relict glacial environments - the Lake District, the Cairngorms
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most places therefore have some relict periglacial features but more well known examples include dartmoor, exmoor in devon and bodmin moor and west penwith moors in cornwall.
relict periglacial environments often contain features in the landscape such as tors, evidence of frost shattering processes, clitter fields, relict frost wedges etc. if you want more detail on examples of these on dartmoor i will be happy to help. I am in my 2nd year of a geography degree and have done detailed work on periglacial and glacial features on dartmoor.
Just throwing this out here:What do you think affects the temperatures of the following:Glacial areasTundra areasAlpine areas
Glacial areas are found at high latitudes and altitudes, and are permanently covered by ice. Glacial environments such as the Antarctic Ice Sheet (in the southern hemisphere), and the Greenland Ice Sheet (in the northern hemisphere) are found at high latitudes, i.e. above 60o latitude.
Tundra areas (cold areas where trees don't grow) are also generally found at high latitudes, between 60o and 70o latitude. Arctic tundra is found in Greenland, Canada and northern Russia, and Antarctic tundra is found on the islands around Antarctica, such as South Georgia.
Alpine areas are always found at high altitude, and are not affected by latitude.
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