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Frigid mountain glaciers prevent erosion

Glaciers are well known shapers of the landscape as they advance and recede through the ice ages. In the U.S. we even have Glacier National Park named after the work of glaciers, which carved out huge valleys and lakes and sculpted the dramatic mountains, which have exposed the finest fossilized examples of extremely early life found anywhere on Earth. As we all know, glaciers are in trouble. At the Montana Park, only 25 glaciers remain in 2010 of an estimated 150 that existed in the mid 1800s, and... [Read more]

Posted by Alison Hawkes on September 17, 2010 No Comments »
Category : Climate Science and Scientists

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