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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bowl shape or amphitheater usually sculpted out of the mountain terrain by a cirque glacier.
Cirque on Cirque Mountain in the Torngat Mountains, Newfoundland, Canada. (Photo courtesy of Hazen Russel, Natural Resources Canada. Copyright Terrain Sciences Division, Geological Survey of Canada.)