Glacier ice

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Term: Glacier ice
Definition: Any ice that is or was once a part of a glacier. It has been consolidated from firn by further melting and refreezing and by static pressure. Firn becomes glacier ice once the pockets of air between individual ice grains are no longer interconnected. Glacier ice may be found in the sea as an iceberg.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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