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...
Temperate glaciers exist on the continents of North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, on both islands of New Zealand, and on the island of Irian Jaya. Additionally, some of the glaciers of the Antarctic Peninsula and some of Greenland’s...
Water is the most abundant chemical compound present on Earth's surface. About 2.1% of all of Earth's water is frozen in glaciers. If we use the analogy that 1,000 drops of water represent all of the water on Planet Earth, then we learn that: * 972...
Today, there are glaciers in both the United States and Canada. In the US, glaciers exist in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and Nevada. Both Utah (Timpanogos Glacier) and Idaho (Otto Glacier) had glaciers throughout...
About 99.3% of Earth’s glacier ice is located in the polar ice sheets, with about 91.4% in Antarctica and about 7.9% in Greenland. Therefore, the remaining glacier ice, about 0.7% is located in “temperate” ice caps, ice fields, and glaciers. A temperate...
Probably you've seen this when driving on a road that has been cut through a hill. You are really seeing an exposed portion of water-bearing subsoil and bedrock. The water table is the part of the subsurface ground where the material below it is...
Glacier ice is composed of hexagonal-shaped crystals composed of H2O molecules. Hence, the structure of the atoms in each molecule and the relationship between the spacing of the millions and millions of molecules that make up the ice are governed by the...
Yes – glacier ice, like granite, is a type of rock. Glacier ice is actually a mono-mineralic rock (A rock made of only one mineral, like limestone which is composed of the mineral calcite.) The mineral ice is the crystalline form of water (H2O). It forms...
Yes and No – Theoretically speaking, the physical, chemical, thermal, and electrical properties of “refrigerator ice” and glacier ice are identical: viscosity, heat of fusion, latent heat, heat capacity, dielectric constant, thermal conductivity,...
Yes, iceworms do, in fact, exist! They are small worms that live in glacial ice in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia; they have not been found in glaciers elsewhere. Contrary to stories and songs, they do not give glacier ice its blue...