En-en adult card 16 melting of glaciers

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Card #16: Melting of glaciers

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Almost all glaciers have lost mass. Hundreds of them have already disappeared.
These glaciers play a regulating role in the provision of fresh water.


A glacier is an accumulation of continental ice resulting from the transformation of snow and subject to a slow flow [1].

The melting of a glacier will be referred to here when the total mass of ice has decreased over the period under consideration, regardless of the processes involved.