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Where are Earth’s glaciers located?

Today, glaciers exists on every continent on Earth except Australia. If we use the analogy that 1,000 ice crystals represent all of the glacier ice on Planet Earth, then we learn that:  

 

  • 914 ice crystals are in Antarctica (91.4%) 

  • 79 ice crystals are in Greenland (7.9%) 

  • ~ 4 ice crystals are in North America (0.4%), with ~ 1 ice crystal in Alaska (approximately 0.1%) 

  • ~ 2 ice crystals are in Asia (approximately 0.2%) 

  • < 1 ice crystal is in South America, Europe, Africa, New Zealand, and Irian Jaya (less than 0.1%)

Tags: Global Change, Glaciers, Climate, Snow, Ice, Polar