continental glacier


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a glacier that spreads out from a central mass of ice

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Moreover, the meteorite luckily hit one of the few areas in the Arctic not eroded by continental glaciers, leaving the thick sediment record remarkably undisturbed and continuous.
It has gradually emerged from oak-savanna refuges to dominate many pastures in the Midwest's Driftless Region, named for its lack of glacial drift, material left behind by retreating continental glaciers.
Continental glaciers cover most of a continent or an entire island, like Antarctica or Greenland.
The term "driftless" indicates a lack of glacial drift, the material left behind by retreating continental glaciers.
During the ice age, so much of the world's water was locked up in continental glaciers that the height of the oceans dropped by 120 meters.
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