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Paleo Slide Set: The Ice Ages
Glacier in East Coast Mountains of Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada.
Tucked amongst the jagged peaks of the Canadian Arctic lies a glacier, a slow moving river of ice that flows downhill through the valley at speeds of several meters per year. Glacial ice is formed by the accumulation, compression, and re-crystallization of many years' snowfall at high altitudes or latitudes where temperatures are not sufficient to melt all the winter's snow accumulation. Glaciers come in all shapes and sizes, including this small mountain glacier found in the East Coast Mountains of Baffin Island in north-central Canada.

Photo Credits:
John T. Andrews
INSTAAR and Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado,Boulder.
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