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*** Pictures of Glaciers ***
Great selection of Glacier pictures, plus lots more.

Glaciers Online
Glaciers of the world including a glacier photogallery. Great Site,

Glacier facts
Glaciers are large masses of densely packed ice that are constantly moving due to their surface slope, pressure and gravitational force

A glacier is a large, long-lasting river of ice that is formed on land and moves in response to gravity..

How Glaciers Work
Information about glaciers

All About Icebergs
Icebergs are found in the Arctic, North Atlantic, and Southern Oceans. Icebergs float in salt water because they are formed by calving, or splitting, glaciers and are thus made of fresh water.

How Do Glaciers Melt?
Melting of glaciers is a normal process with many communities worldwide depending on the fresh melting water for survival. Global warming has increased glacier melt, with falling snow unable to replace the melting ice.

A glacier is essentially a huge mass of ice resting on land or floating in the sea next to

How Do Glaciers Form?
A glacier is an accumulation of ice, air, water, and rock debris or sediment. It is a large enough quantity of ice to flow with gravity due to its own mass. Glaciers flow very slowly, from tens of meters to thousands of meters per year (tens of feet to thousands of feet per year).

The Retreat of Glaciers in the Midwestern U.S.
Glaciers Maps,18,000 to 8,000 Years Ago

A Multimedia History of Glacier Bay, Alaska
Read the following story about NASA's new video on glaciers and then tour this glacier site. Video's available online.

Ice Ages
Ice Ages are intervals of time when large areas of the surface of the globe are covered with ice sheets.

Why Are Glaciers Blue?
What causes the blue color that sometimes appears in snow and ice? As with water, this color is caused both by the absorption of red and yellow light...


All About Glaciers
You will find glacier facts, questions and answers, a glossary, a gallery, bibliography and links to glacier information on the web.

Iceberg Information
An iceberg or ice mountain is a large piece of freshwater ice that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open water.