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glaciers
Subject Category
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Definition
A multi-year surplus accumulation of snowfall in excess of snowmelt on land and resulting in a mass of ice at least 0.1 km2 in area that shows some evidence of movement in response to gravity. A glacier may terminate on land or in water. Glacier ice is the largest reservoir of fresh water on Earth, and second only to the oceans as the largest reservoir of total water. Glaciers are found on every continent except Australia.
Definition Source
US, Environmental Protection Agency
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http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/105752.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/105752
Used For
glacial ice
Broader Term
landforms
Narrower Term
ice cover
ice shelf
Related Term
cold zones
glacial deposits
glacial soils
glaciation
glaciology
ice
rock flour
Spanish
glaciares
Term Number
105752