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How much of Alaska is covered by glaciers?

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How much of Alaska is covered by glaciers?

Glacial Coverage:

Alaska's polar climate helps to sustain the glaciers throughout the state. Glaciers are large ice structures that are formed throughout many years after snow compacts and crystallizes.

Answer and Explanation:

About five percent of Alaska is covered with glaciers. Alaska spans almost 664,000 square miles, of which around 30,000 square miles are covered with...

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What Are Glaciers? - Definition, Types & Processes

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