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In Geology

What is a glacier?

Glaciers are huge masses of ice slowly flowing over a land mass,formed from compacted and recrystallized snow in an area where snowaccumulation exceeds melting and sublimation (MORE)

What continent has no glaciers?

The Australian Continent is the only continent with no glaciers, however it has extinct glaciers in the Kosciuszko national park, these glaciers carved out the mountain range, (MORE)

How are glaciers dangerous?

They can be very dangerous to ships passing by, especially if it is foggy. A lot of times glaciers will split causing splinters of icebergs. These can be extremely dangerous b (MORE)

What glaciers do for us?

  Glaciers hold a large amount of water. If they melted (with global warming that's likely in part) the released water would raise the sea level, swamping some low-lying c (MORE)

What is calving of a glacier?

  When large chunks fall off the end of the glacier into water (usually but not always the sea) and become icebergs.
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Is there glaciers in Cuba?

Cuba is located in the Caribbean so glaciers wouldn't occur unless it's at a high elevation. Cuba's mountains are located in the southeastern edge of the country but they're n (MORE)

Does Iceland have glaciers?

Yes. Iceland has many glaciers. Glaciers cover 11% of the island which is about 11000 km2. The largest glacier, Vatnajökull is about 8100 km2 and is the largest glacier in Eu (MORE)
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What can a Glacier do?

It could melt and Cause floods. It could also break into pieces and spit apart going separate ways. There are many thinqs one huge Glacier could do.
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