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Scott Pagan Exercise 8 March 20, 2008 What makes a mass of ice different from a glacier? Well for starters, glaciers are huge chunks of ice, air, rock debris, and water. They glide through land and the water. However, they always start on land and might move out to sea. One more thing that separates ice from a glacier is that glaciers move. Yes, these behemoths move down slopes and mountains, picking up debris on the way. Just like ice, glaciers are found where there is a colder climate. Who would have thought that? Usually a steady, constant amount of snow is needed to supply glaciers. That is the key to a glacier’s survival: cold precipitation. Nevertheless, you also must consider the altitude when are learning more about glaciers. High altitude puts glaciers higher into the atmosphere where it is colder. The temperature is a big factor in the development of glaciers as well. Just like how you can have different kinds of ice (some with holes in it, big ones, small ones) you can have different kinds of glaciers. First, there is Ice Sheet, which is huge.
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This essay was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course GEO 2160 taught by Professor Harden during the Spring '08 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.

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