By Rasik Ravindra
The author is Secretary General, 36 I G C. email@example.com. The article should be cited as Ravindra R., 2019. Ice as an agent of sculpturing land, Geography and You; (19)17: 36-41.
The glaciers have sculpted various landforms transforming the geomorphology of earth. These landforms are the result of processes of weathering, erosion and deposition under harsh climatic regimes.
Glaciers are formed when snow, compressed into large thickness of crystalline ice mass, develops an ability to move due to sheer mass. These glaciers together with snow and ice constitute the cryosphere which covers nearly 10 per cent of the surface of the earth (NSIDC, undated). The major part of ice and glaciers is found as ice caps and ice sheets in Arctic, Antarctic and Greenland, apart from the Himalaya, Andes and Europe. The glacierised area of the earth is...