Presentation on theme: "Can you guess what this is?"— Presentation transcript:
1 Can you guess what this is? Covers 10% of the land in the worldCrystals can be as large as baseballsHave shelves that are over 80 km long90% of it is below water.Is blue!Stores 75% of the fresh water in the world.Makes up our present day soils.
2 Covers 10% of the land in the world Presently 10% of all land is covered by glaciers.Crystals can be as large as baseballsGlacier ice crystals can be this size!!
3 Have shelves that are over 80 km long Antartica’s glaciers have calve ice shelves that may be over 80 km long.
4 90% of it is belowwater.90% of the iceberg is below water—what you see is only 10% above the water!!
5 Is Blue!!!Glacial ice is white when there are many air bubbles, but ice is extremely compacted and dense, ice is blue.Stores 75% of the fresh water in the world.75% of the freshwater is frozen in the glaciers and is unavailable for our use.