When scientists talk about the cryosphere, they mean the places on Earth where water is in its solid form, frozen into ice or snow. Read more ...
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Malaspina Glacier is a large piedmont glacier located in Alaska. This photograph shows a portion of one of the lobes of Malaspina’s terminus as the glacier begins to spread out over a coastal plain. –Credit: Photographer Unknown. 1966. Malaspina Glacier: From the Glacier Photograph Collection, Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media.
Like great rivers of ice, glaciers have sculpted mountains and carved out valleys. They continue to flow and shape the landscape in many places today.
All About Glaciers is a glacier site with something for everyone, from grade school students to professional glaciologists. It explores nearly all aspects of glaciers, the facts, the data, the science, including a gallery and much more.
NSIDC Glacier Photograph Collection - NSIDC archives a Glacier Photograph Collection of historical photos, which includes both aerial and terrestrial photos for the 1880s to 1975. The photos are primarily of Alaskan glaciers, but coverage also includes the Pacific Northwest and Europe.