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A glacier is a large body of ice that originates on land because the snowfall during winter in an area is greater than the amount that melts the following summer over a period of years. As more snow falls during the following winters the older snow is compressed and turns into ice. After years of accumulation, the mass begins to mover under the pull of gravity. Any man-made structures or preexisting vegetation is destroyed and most of the soil is bulldozed away. The moving glacier picks up tons of debris is the form of huge boulders, and trees and deposits them miles away in a new area, changing the shape of the terrain considerable. There are a few types of glaciers. Glaciers that are formed in nonmountainous areas of the continents are called Continental ice sheets . There are only two true continental ice sheets that exist today, one in Antarctica and another in Greenland. The ice in an ice sheet is accumulates to great depths in the interior of the sheet but is much thinner at the outer edges. Another type of glacier is
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2011 for the course PSYC 311 taught by Professor Mayhew during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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