Ice Layers, Alaska, USA

Ice Layers, Alaska, USA

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Credit: JAMES STEINBERG/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: When snow and ice accumulate and create pressure on bottom layers, a glacier is formed. Tidewater glaciers like the Twin Sawyer Glaciers extend all the way to the sea in Alaska's Tracy Arm, where icebergs calve off into the water.

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