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Friday, Jan 4 2013 by

A glacier is a large persistent body of ice that forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries. Glaciers slowly deform and flow due to stresses induced by its weight. Crevasses, seracs, and other distinguishing features of a glacier are due to its flow. Another consequence of glacier flow is the transport of rock and debris abraded from its substrate and resultant landforms like cirques and moraines. Glaciers form on land, often elevated, and are distinct from the much thinner sea ice and lake ice that form on the surface of bodies of water.

Jostedalsbreen Glacier (StreetView)
Jostedalsbreen Glacier

At the Tuna Glacier (StreetView)
At the Tuna Glacier
Glacier (StreetView)

Mendenhall Glacier (StreetView)
Mendenhall Glacier

Elephant Foot Glacier (Google Maps)
Elephant Foot Glacier

Satopanth Glacier (Google Maps)
Satopanth Glacier
Mount Fiske Glacier (Google Maps)
Mount Fiske Glacier

'Blood Falls' on Taylor Glacier (aka the Bleeding Glacier) (Google Maps)
'Blood Falls' on Taylor Glacier (aka the Bleeding Glacier)
Margerie Glacier (Google Maps)
Margerie Glacier

Mt Kilimanjaro - Rebmann Glacier (Google Maps)
Mt Kilimanjaro - Rebmann Glacier