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Continental Glacier
Continental Glacier
Image TitleContinental Glacier
Time Period1910-1919
Description/NotesImage Description from historic lecture booklet: "Ice bodies of the third class, as their name implies, are of vast extent and may even cover entire continents. Existing examples are confined to Greenland and to Antarctic regions. Others that have now vanished left unmistakable records over large portions of northeastern North America and northwestern Europe. The principal characteristic of continental glaciers are their vast extent, their comparatively level surface, and the prolongation of portions of their borders into lobes and even into well-defined streams, were the topographic and other conditions are favorable. The total amount of snow and ice on all land is perhaps as much as a million cubic miles. If this amount of ice were all melted and returned to the sea, it would raise its level about thirty feet."
Seals (Animals)
Object TypeImage
Original FormatLantern slides
Original CollectionVisual Instruction Department Lantern Slides
Item NumberP217:set 012 006
RestrictionsPermission to use must be obtained from the OSU Archives.
Full resolutionArchives50\P217_Set12_6.tif
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