Glacier

A glacier (ər or ə) is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries. Glaciers slowly deform and flow due to stresses induced by their weight, creating crevasses, seracs, and other distinguishin...
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glacier

A moving body of ice that forms on land from the accumulation and compaction of snow, and that flows downslope or outward due to gravity and the pressure of its own weight.
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Glacier

• (n.) An immense field or stream of ice, formed in the region of perpetual snow, and moving slowly down a mountain slope or valley, as in the Alps, or over an extended area, as in Greenland.
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glacier

Click images to enlargeBody of ice, originating in mountains in snowfields above the snowline, that moves slowly downhill and is constantly built up from its source. The geographic features produced by the erosive action of glaciers (erosion) are characteristic and include glacial troughs (U-shaped valleys), corries, ...
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Glacier

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Glacier

Gla'cier noun [ French glacier , from glace ice, Latin glacies .] An immense field or stream of ice, formed in the region of perpetual snow, and moving slowly down a mountain slope or valley, as in the Alps, or over an extended area, as in Greenland. » The mass of compacted sn...
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Glacier

A glacier is a large slow moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains. In some ski resorts ski runs have been created on glaciers.
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glacier

a huge mass of ice, formed on land by the compaction and recrystallization of snow, that moves very slowly downslope or outward due to its own weight.
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Glacier

A huge mass of ice, formed on land by the compaction and re-crystallization of snow, that moves very slowly down slope or outward due to its own weight.
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glacier

a huge mass of ice, formed on land by the compaction and recrystallization of snow, that moves very slowly downslope or outward due to its own weight.
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Glacier

A large long lasting accumulation of snow and ice that develops on land. Most glaciers flow along topographic gradients because of their weight and gravity.
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Glacier

A large mass of freshwater ice originally of atmospheric origin that forms on land over many years. There are two main types of glacier: mountain glaciers which form at altitude among mountain peaks and valleys; and continental glaciers, which form over continents at high latitude. Glaciers formed over much of the high latitudes of continents durin...
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glacier

a large mass of ice (at least .1km^2) set in motion by the Earth's gravity, which is a result of accumulated snowfall with little snow melt.
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glacier

A large, slow-moving mass of ice formed on land by the accumulation, compaction, and recrystallization of snow.
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Glacier

A mass of ice and snow which can deform and flow under its own weight. A 'river' of ice that flows down valleys towards the sea. In Britain glaciers formed during the last Ice Ages and caused erosion in upland areas (forming the typical U-shaped profile of valleys). The eroded rock debris was dumped when the ice melted to form moraine.
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glacier

A mass of ice and surficial snow that persists throughout the year and flows downhill under its own weight. The size range is from 100 meters to 10,000 kilometers.
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Glacier

A mass of ice formed from compacted recrystallized snow that is thick enough to flow plastically.
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glacier

A mass of ice, formed by the recrystallization of snow, that flows forward, or has flowed at some time in the past.
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glacier

A mass of land ice that is formed by the cumulative recrystallization of firn. A glacier flows slowly (at present or in the past) from an accumulation area to an ablation area. Some well-known glaciers are: the Zermatt, Stechelberg, Grindelwald, Trient, Les Diablerets, and Rhone in Switzerland; the Nigards, Gaupne, Fanarak, Lom, and Bover in Norway...
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glacier

A slow moving mass of ice that is replenished at its source.
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glacier

A slow moving mass of ice.
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Glacier

A slow-moving mass of ice and snow
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Glacier

A thick mass of ice that forms on land from an accumulation and recrystallization of snow significan
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glacier

An immense field or stream of ice, formed in the region of perpetual snow, and moving slowly down a mountain slope or valley, as in the Alps, or over an extended area, as in Greenland. ... The mass of compacted snow forming the upper part of a glacier is called the firn, or neve; the glacier proper consist of solid ice, deeply crevassed where broke...
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glacier

any large mass of perennial ice that originates on land by the recrystallization of snow or other forms of solid precipitation and that shows ... [26 related articles]
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