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Why is it that glaciers do not contain salt?

-- Theresa Caporaso (, November 13, 2002


Glaciers form from accumulation of snow over time. When water evaporates from oceans (salt water), the salt is left behind because it cannot evaporate. The evaporated water turns into clouds and there is no salt when the snow precipitates.

-- David Michael Ahmad (, November 18, 2002.

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