Ice on land


You have probably heard about glaciers before. A glacier is a large volume of ice on land, but the word glacier is actually just one of many for ice on land.

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This is Gigjökull, a glacier in Iceland. We will come back to Gigjökull in a moment…

We are now going to learn about the three most important forms of ice on land:

  • Ice sheet
  • Ice cap
  • Glacier