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A glacier is a big moving mass of ice it is formed in high mountains or high latitudes where the amount of snowfall is higher than the melting rate of snow2 How do glaciers differ from ice shelves icebergs and sea ice Glaciers are huge and they also have a granular structure Glaciers change the shape and the land though theyre slow but significant movement Ice shelves are floating masses of ice that are attached on at least one edge of the coast Sea ice is seasonal ice during during the summer there is less than in the winter Icebergs are huge chucks of glaciers they are also seasonal so they change with the climate3 How much glacier ice is on earthThere is over fifteen million square kilometers of glaciers covering the earths surfaceGlaciers are formed when there is more snowfall than evaporation If the snow from the winter does not melt during the summer the next winter will snow on top of the pervious winters snow which keeps building up creating glaciers5 How do glaciers change the landscapeA glacier moves across the earths surface it slowly caries and shapes new landscapes The huge mass of the glacier allows it to pull up large boulders from the bedrock layers of solid rock beneath the lose rock fragment carry them along All glaciers change and shape the land through there slow but significant movement6 Describe the ice sheets of AntarcticaThe ice sheets in Antarctica lie below sea level in some locations there is 124 miles of ice below sea level There are bigger and thicker sizes they also cover 10 million square miles in the west Antarctica7 What are ice ages Compare the extent of glaciers during the last ice age with the extent todayThe ice ages were around 100 million years ago and it was the intervals of time when large areas of the earth were almost covered by ice The ice ages took place
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