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1

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)

2

What are ice shelves?

platforms of ice that form where ice sheets and glaciers move out into the oceans

3

When do icebergs raise sea levels?

when they first leave land and push into the water, but not when they melt in the water

4

Antarctic and Greenland ice sheet percentage of water?

99% of freshwater

5

When do ice sheets form?

in areas where snow that falls in winter does not melt entirely over the summer

6

Ice caps?

-dome shaped
-centred over highest point of upland area

7

Alpine glaciers?

thick masses of ice found in deep valleys

8

Permafrost?

ground that remains at or below 0 degrees for at least 2 consecutive years