Glacier

Glaciers are a bulk of ice moving under its own weight. It forms in areas where the amassing of snow goes beyond its ablation over many years. They are generally seen in the snow-fields. This largest freshwater basin covers around 10 percent of the land surface of the Earth. According to the topography and the location of the glacier, it can be categorized as Mountain Glaciers and continental glacier.  The Continental Glacier move outward in all directions where the mountain Glaciers move from a higher altitude to lower.

Question for the Day on the Topic

Consider the following statements.

  1. The glaciers cover around 10 percent of the land surface of the Earth.
  2. It is considered as the major freshwater reservoir.
  3. The Mountain Glaciers move from a higher altitude to lower.

Select the correct statements

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. All the above

Answer: D

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