Presentation on theme: "Can you guess what this is?"— Presentation transcript:
1Can 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.
2Covers 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!!
3Have shelves that are over 80 km long Antartica’s glaciers have calve ice shelves that may be over 80 km long.
490% of it is belowwater.90% of the iceberg is below water—what you see is only 10% above the water!!
5Is 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.