• Glaciers are not static; they grow, they move and they shrink.
  • Ice caps are large glaciers that cover a larger area than just a valley.
  • An ice cap can bury an entire mountain range or region.
  • Glaciers come off of ice caps into valleys.
  • Ice moves where the pressure is so great that the ice needs to move away.
  • Ice slides at the bottom of a glacier because the ground is lubricated by water that melted from the glacier above.
  • Melting glaciers in mountain regions provide an important source of water.
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