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Uploaded on Tuesday 17 Aug 2010 by Peter Prokosch

Antarctic Peninsula

Year: 2010
From collection: Antarctic biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
In general, a glacier is formed and maintained by a cycle of snow falling at high altitudes, melt occurring at lower altitudes and or discharge into the sea. Glaciers are particularly susceptible to climate change and are therefore important indicators of global climate - as the temperature warms, glaciers retreat - unless the amount of snow increases to make up for the additional melt.
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