Formation of a glacier

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  • Formation of a glacier
  • 1. Snow settles - at this point, it has a loose and fluffy consistency
    • 2. The weight of more snow falling above turns the snow into denser, more granular snow called firn
      • 3. Air is squeezed out, and particles are compressed by the continuing accumulation of ice
        • 4. Water also melts and refreezes in the air spaces, making the ice even more dense




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