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You are an advocate for recent advances and retreats of glaciers based on the evidence of landforms within the Alpine valleys.

On GoogleEarth Tour pay particular attention to:

  • Simplon
  • Venetz Map

Familiarize yourself with the following Episodes:

  • "A Lost Epoque" Switzerland

Read and summarize:

  • "Temperature variations in the Swiss Alps" (open in a new tab then switch to "Plain Text" and use Google Translate to help with reading)

Be aware:

  • Your observations are well received, but are limited in extent. Others, such as de Charpentier and Agassiz, each in his own way, extend them further.