Flashcards in Stores of water - cryospheric Deck (8)
5 locations of cryospheric water?
1. sea ice (Ross Shelf)
2. ice caps (Iceland)
3. ice sheets (Greenland)
4. Alpine glaciers (France)
5. Permafrost (Alaska)
What are ice shelves?
platforms of ice that form where ice sheets and glaciers move out into the oceans
When do icebergs raise sea levels?
when they first leave land and push into the water, but not when they melt in the water
Antarctic and Greenland ice sheet percentage of water?
99% of freshwater
When do ice sheets form?
in areas where snow that falls in winter does not melt entirely over the summer
-centred over highest point of upland area
thick masses of ice found in deep valleys