Toolkit: Teaching Glaciers and Cryosphere through Climate-related Examples

As a high school or undergraduate Earth Science or Geography teacher, you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching glaciers, cryosphere, and related topics such as impact of temperature and precipitation on glacial mass, equilibrium line, accumulation, ablation, glacial budget, glacier length, glacial advance, and glacial retreat. The activity will also enable students to understand the possible impacts of climate change on glaciers.

Climate Change and Glaciers


glacier  is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries.

This tool can be used as a visualization aid to teach topics such as Glaciers; Snowfall;
Impact of Temperature and Precipitation on Glacial Mass; Equilibrium Line; Accumulation; Ablation; Glacial Budget; Glacier Length; Glacial Advance; Glacial Retreat; Climatic Conditions for Glacial Advance, Glacial Retreat and Glacial Equilibrium.

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