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Glossary of Glacier Terminology
This glossary provides definitions of terms necessary to understand the modern glacier environment. Terms are listed in alphabetical order and are accompanied by photographs. A separate section provides definitions of each type, accompanied by a photograph of an example.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Glossary
Subject:
  • Cryology
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-844
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: The U.S. Geological Survey
Publications Warehouse
http://infotrek.er.usgs.gov/pubs/