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Continental and alpine glaciers differ in their formation, movement and features.

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    Glaciers

    Glaciers

    by CK-12 //basic
    Describes what glaciers are.
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    Yosemite Nature Notes: Glaciers

    Yosemite Nature Notes: Glaciers

    by CK-12 //basic
    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.
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    Glaciers Quiz - MS ES

    Glaciers Quiz - MS ES

    by CK-12 //basic
    Reviews the formation, movement, and characteristics of glaciers.
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  • Real World Application
    No Snows of Kilimanjaro

    No Snows of Kilimanjaro

    by CK-12 //basic
    Mountain glaciers, including on Mount Kilimanjaro, are disappearing as the atmosphere warms.
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    Yosemite Glaciers

    Yosemite Glaciers

    by CK-12 //basic
    There is only one glacier remaining in Yosemite National Park now that Lyell Glacier has stopped moving.
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    Ice Cores

    Ice Cores

    by CK-12 //basic
    Ice cores contain information about Earth's environment for the past 1.5 million years including temperature, geological activity and atmospheric composition.
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