What are the parts of a glacier?

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What are the parts of a glacier?

Glacier:

Glaciers are persistent bodies of ice that slowly move due to its own weight and form over many years or even centuries. Glaciers stores around three-fourths of all the fresh water in the planet. If the melted the sea level would rise around 90 meters (300 feet)!! Glaciers can be found in many parts of the world from Argentina and Canada to Ecuador and Kenya (at high altitudes!).

Answer and Explanation:

There are two main parts of a glacier:

  • Accumulation zone: area of the glacier where the snow and ice accumulate due to precipitation, avalanches, or...

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