The operation of Glaciers as systems

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What is a glacier?
A moving mass of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow
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Are glaciers...
Important geomorphological processes that shape the topography of the land
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What is the movement glaciers similar too?
A conveyer belt
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What percentage of the world is presently covered by glaciers?
10% of the earths total land area
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What do scientists call the area of the earth taken up by glaciers?
The cryosphere
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How much fresh water is stored in the earths glaciers?
Roughly 75 of the earths fresh water%
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