0 Stanley Michael OppongPundit Asked: May 7, 20202020-05-07T09:40:56+00:00 2020-05-07T09:40:56+00:00In: Geography, Geology How are Sheet erosion and Sheet glaciers different? 0 In the context of land structure, how can we explain these terms? Share Facebook 2 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Tony Bindah 2020-05-08T22:02:04+00:00Added an answer on May 8, 2020 at 10:02 pm The fundamental difference is, one is a process of erosion while the other is a geologic process that leads to different kinds of erosion; like plugging or abrasion. Sheet erosion is where the thin top layer of the soil is removed by water, this usually happens when droplets of rain dislodge the surface. On the other hand, Sheet glaciers is a body of ice that covers a huge portion of the land surface. Due to changes in temperature, these extremely huge ice bodies gradually melt. It’s obvious that lands and rocks can not move from the path of these huge slowly melting ice bodies, so they are therefore subjected to some form glacial erosion. In the case of plucking (a form of erosion), as the ice mass moves over rocks, water from beneath the glacier seeps into cracks of underlying bedrocks. This water freezes and melt, weakening the bond holding pieces of bedrock in place, making them easily transported by the moving ice. These processes greatly affect our topography, leaving behind different kinds of landform. Sorry I can’t take you through every process and associated landforms, I will list a few associated with the two geologic processes mentioned in the question. Some land structures associated with Ice sheet are mostly glacial landform, erosional landform, depositional landform, or glacial lakes and ponds. Peneplains are associated with sheet erosion. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Stanley Michael Oppong Pundit 2020-05-09T17:38:54+00:00Replied to answer on May 9, 2020 at 5:38 pm Thanks, Tony! You have opened a broader yet concise narrative of the difference. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Attachment Select file Browse Featured image Select file Browse Add a Video to describe the problem better. Video type Youtube Vimeo Dailymotion Facebook Choose the video type from here. Video ID Put Video ID here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdUUx5FdySs Ex: "sdUUx5FdySs". Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.