Glaciated Landscapes

Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it
but can describe it only from the vantage point of
.” – Charles Lindbergh

This topic introduces learners to the integrated study
of Earth surface processes, landforms and resultant
landscapes within the conceptual framework of a
systems approach.
An understanding of Earth surface processes,
together with their associated transfers of energy
and movements of materials underpins the
landscape systems topic.
For all options within this topic, study must
include at least two case studies from landscapes
beyond the UK and at least one landscape from
the UK.

  1. How can glaciated landscapes be viewed as systems?
  2. How are glacial landforms developed?
  3. How do glacial landforms evolve over time as climate changes?
  4. How does human activity cause change within glaciated and periglacial landscape systems?