active glacier

active glacier

[′ak·tiv ′glā·shər]
(hydrology)
A glacier in which some of the ice is flowing.
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If you fancy the idea of being on--or inside--an active glacier, then this trail is a must-do.
As we fill our bottles, Stock points out the fine dust coating our boots--glacial flour, sign of an active glacier.
Ports of call include Ketchikan, Skagway, Juneau and Valdez, including cruises through the Inside Passage, past the glaciers of College Fjord and beside the region's largest and most active glacier, Hubbard Glacier.
The remote, active glacier will become the centerpiece of itineraries for "Rhapsody of the Seas" and "Vision of the Seas," whose 2000 Alaska season recently opened for booking.
This week-long sailing will provide guests with stops in rarely visited ports such as Wrangell and Thomas Bay and breathtaking views of some of Alaska's most active glaciers, which include LeConte Face, Dawes, Endicott and North and South Sawyer.
And finally, it appears that the large-scale and complex features seen elsewhere connote repeated channel formation beneath very active glaciers, whereas it seems likely that the N-channels on Flat Rock were the result of a single short-lived episode of erosion at the distal margin of a waning ice sheet.