Take a hike up to Yosemite's highest peak to explore a glacier. Yosemite National Park is famous for its spectacular glacially carved landscape. Although glaciers have come and gone many times in the past, there are still two active glaciers near Yosemite's highest peaks.
Reviews the formation, movement, and characteristics of glaciers.
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Mountain glaciers, including on Mount Kilimanjaro, are disappearing as the atmosphere warms.
There is only one glacier remaining in Yosemite National Park now that Lyell Glacier has stopped moving.
Ice cores contain information about Earth's environment for the past 1.5 million years including temperature, geological activity and atmospheric composition.