Glacier Movement

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Information about Glacier Movement

Published on November 10, 2007

Author: aland



An illustration of the three main mechanisms of glacier movement.


A glacier is a flowing mass of ice and rock on land.


interglacials glaciations

For glaciers to form, there must be a year-round thick mass of snow which becomes compacted to form ice. Abundant snowfall and cool summers help this process.


Glacier de la Girose, Parc des Ecrins, France SNOW FIRN ICE



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Diagram courtesy Dr. Bruce Railsback, University of Georgia.







Diagram courtesy Dr. Bruce Railsback, University of Georgia PATTERNS OF GLACIAL ICE FLOW


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