The ice that flows
down from the high mountain is known as glaciers. Greenland
and Antarctica are places where the Glaciers are found. The
weight of the snow on top compresses the lower layer as more
snowfalls gather to form ice. As the ice becomes thicker on
top, the bottom layer of ice melts under pressure. With this
repeated process the entire mass begins to slide on the rocks.
are found at the poles. They even exist in the world’s
continents. During winter in high snowfall and in summer in
cool temperatures are most of the glaciers found.
found in India:-
This glacier is about 72 km in length outside the polar region
and is the largest glacier in the world. This glacier lies
near the Indian border.
Also known as the Jewel of Kumaon and is the most beautiful
glacier in the Kumaon hills. It is 5 km long and located at
about 13000 feet above sea level.
It is located in north western Sikkim and is the largest glacier
in Himalayas. The glacier is 26 km long.
It is 5 km long and believed to be older than Himalayan mountains.
In Uttaranchal, Garhwal district it originates at an altitude
of 13000 feet. Studies say that every year this glacier sinks
by few metres.
It is the oldest glacier located in Uttaranchal, Tehri Garhwal.
It is a combination of several glaciers and not a single valley
glacier that form a huge mass of ice.