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'''[[Alpine glaciers]]''' form on mountain slopes and are also known as mountain, niche or '''[[cirque glaciers]]'''. An Alpine glacier that fills a valley is referred to as a '''[[Valley glacier]]'''. Larger glaciers that cover an entire mountain, mountain chain or volcano are known as an '''[[ice cap]]''' or '''[[ice field]]'''. '''[[Alpine glaciers]]''' form on mountain slopes and are also known as mountain, niche or '''[[cirque glaciers]]'''. An Alpine glacier that fills a valley is referred to as a '''[[Valley glacier]]'''. Larger glaciers that cover an entire mountain, mountain chain or volcano are known as an '''[[ice cap]]''' or '''[[ice field]]'''.
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 +*Wikipedia ''Glacier'' [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacier]
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Alpine glaciers form on mountain slopes and are also known as mountain, niche or cirque glaciers. An Alpine glacier that fills a valley is referred to as a Valley glacier. Larger glaciers that cover an entire mountain, mountain chain or volcano are known as an ice cap or ice field.
Alpine glaciers form on mountain slopes and are also known as mountain, niche or cirque glaciers. An Alpine glacier that fills a valley is referred to as a Valley glacier. Larger glaciers that cover an entire mountain, mountain chain or volcano are known as an ice cap or ice field.

Alpine glaciers form on mountain slopes and are also known as mountain, niche or cirque glaciers. An Alpine glacier that fills a valley is referred to as a Valley glacier. Larger glaciers that cover an entire mountain, mountain chain or volcano are known as an ice cap or ice field.


Reference

  • Wikipedia Glacier [1]



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