glacier

posted Mar 24, 2014, 3:25 AM by mrswebmaster millers run   [ updated Mar 24, 2014, 3:38 AM ]


gla·cier
noun \ˈglā-shər also -zhər,

A glacier is a large, long-lasting mass of ice and snow that moves very slowly over the land like a slow-moving frozen river. A glacier is formed as layers upon layers of snow are compacted. As new snow falls, older layers are compressed into dense ice.