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Glaciers: clues to future climate?

January 1, 1983

A glacier is a large mass of ice having its genesis on land and represents a multiyear surplus of snowfall over snowmelt. At the present time, perennial ice covers about 10 percent of the land areas of the Earth. Although glaciers are generally thought of as polar entities, they also are found in mountainous areas throughout the world, on all continents except Australia, and even at or near the Equator on high mountains in Africa and South America.

Publication Year 1983
Title Glaciers: clues to future climate?
DOI 10.3133/7000019
Authors Richard S. Williams
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Series Title General Interest Publication
Index ID 7000019
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse