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  • 1. By: Jaden Maharg, Jessica Sheldahl, Charlie Haight, Alec Holman Glaciers of Awesomeness For Apathetic Teenagers
  • 2.
    • Before you read, here are a few words you might want to know
    • Glacier - a huge, moving, mass of ice, snow, rock, sediment, and water.
    • Accumulation - the addition of snow and ice to a glacier
    • Ablation - the loss of snow and ice in a glacier
    • Firn - the middle stage in the changing of snow to glacier ice.
    • Advance - the addition of length to a glacier
    • Retreat - the loss of length to a glacier
    • Surge - a sudden short ‘surge’ of ice flow
    Basic Glacier Terms
  • 3. How do glaciers form?
    • Glaciers are formed when snow and ice accumulates and is compressed into huge ice masses.
  • 4. Not So Much Fun Facts
    • Glaciers, today cover 10% of all land area.
    • But in the ice age they covered 32% of land and 30% of water area! That’s a lot!
    • In the past 750,000 years there have been eight ice ages
    • Right now we are not in and ice age but in an interglacial period.
  • 5. Why do I care?
    • Welllllllllllll…
      • The glaciers seem to be retreating a lot lately and not so much moving forward. This may be do to the fact that we are in an interglacial period ( not an ice age).
      • This is called Climate Change !
      • This is not our fault, its just mother nature (earth) warming up! 
  • 6.  Types of these Glaciers! 
    • The Valley Glacier (of doom!  )
      • They look like giant tongues when they spill down into ‘valleys’ thus the name.
      • The Cirque Glacier (of happiness!  )
      • They are wide, not long, (I am being smarterer) and found on the high mountain sides.
  • 7. The New words that you learned and what they are doing in your head!  Glaciers Firn Cirque Surge Interglacial Retreat!!!
  • 8. So... Do you want to help the glaciers??? YES!! NO!!
  • 9. So... Do you want to help the glaciers??? YES!! NO!!
  • 10. So... Do you want to help the glaciers??? YES!! NO!!
  • 11. GREAT And you can help by visiting your local National Park to learn more about the Glaciers!
  • 12. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING! 
    • Thanks to PEAK GT program for the trip to glacier, the info. and the technology.