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Glacier  (definition)

A mass of land ice flowing downhill, by internal deformation and sliding at the base, and constrained by the surrounding topography such as the sides of a valley or surrounding peaks, with the bedrock topography being the major influence on the dynamics and surface slope of a glacier. A glacier is maintained by accumulation of snow at high altitudes, balanced by melting at low altitudes or discharge into the sea.




Articles tagged with Glacier (8)


Satellite views

How satellites help Arctic researches see the effects of climate change in the Canadian Arctic Islands

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, April 2012
Department: Feature stories
Contributors: , ,

Article ID#: 3066
A glacier’s pace

How much do glaciers contribute to rising sea levels?

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, April 2012
Department: Feature stories
Contributors:

Article ID#: 3089

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The cryosphere kid

Robert Way wants to probe permafrost in his native Labrador, but first he's thinking globally

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, January/February 2010
Department: Feature stories
Contributors: ,

Article ID#: 117
The messenger

The remains of a young man who died on a glacier more than 200 years ago reveal details of his life and times

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, December 2008
Department: Feature stories
Contributors: ,

Article ID#: 320
Crumbling mountains

Peaks are tumbling as the glaciers that once supported them melt away

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, May/June 2007
Department: Feature stories
Contributors:

Article ID#: 562
Glacial revival

Canadian Geographic Travel Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic Travel, November 2006
Department: Gateway
Contributors:

Article ID#: 1478
Tainted glaciers

Canadian Geographic Magazine
Source: Canadian Geographic, July/August 2000
Department: Geo-Watch
Contributors:

Article ID#: 2007













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