glacial ice with a depth

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ironman2012

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Chinese
Hi,

A surplus allows snow to accumulate and for the pressure of snow accumulated over the years to transform buried snow into glacial ice with a depth great enough for the ice to flow. Glaciers are sometimes classified by temperature as faster-flowing temperate glaciers or as slower-flowing polar glaciers.

(This comes from a TOEFL reading comprehension about Glacier Formation on a Chinese website.)

1. Does "with a depth" modify "glacial ice"?
2. Does "depth" mean "the distance from the top to the bottom of glacial ice", that is, "height"?

Thanks in advance!
 
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