glaciers : LUSENET : Introductory Geology, Oswego State : One Thread

since glaciers move slowly when there is water under all the ice, can that be another reason why we have avalanches?

-- melissa woodley (, October 16, 2002


a glacier is a huge area of snow that after time and additional pressure of continuous buildup of snow got compacted into ice. An avalanche is not a glaicer. A Avalanche is just when a area of snow can no longer withstand the forces of gravity and falls down the side off a steep hill side or mountain and the snow dosn't move slowly or as a whole normally its wave of snow thats tumbling down the slope. hope i answered the question

-- paul roddy (, October 21, 2002.

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