coastal ice

coastal ice

[′kōs·təl ′īs]
(hydrology)
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Much of the coastal ice actually sits below sea level, with the bedrock under the glaciers sloping back towards the land interior.
28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) is bracing for a rare coastal ice storm that is forecast to hit eastern North Carolina and South Carolina later today.
Caption: Warming may threaten both Antarctica's coastal ice shelves and the glaciers behind them.
To improve our understanding of ice-land interaction, first-order mathematical models are presented for the analyses of the evolution of the coastal ice zone.
12) Coastal ice shelves (portions of the ice sheet that hang out over the oceans) buttress the seaward flow of ice from the continent, but geological history suggests a drastic change is possible.
Bespoke adventures on the trip include kite skiing, rock and ice climbing, abseiling into crevasses, 4x4 adventures to the coastal ice barrier or to one of the science bases, a flight to the South Pole as well as access to a 12,000-strong colony of fearless emperor penguins and their hatchlings -- one of the most rarely seen wildlife events on the planet.
In the towns of Shishmaref and Newtok, melting coastal ice and permafrost have caused erosion and flooding.
In 2005, we had summer melting occurring inland as well as over the coastal ice shelves, and over areas up to 2500 metres above sea level," said Tedesco.
Cinema's favorite German contrarian certainly does his own thing with the continent's vast stretches of snow and cathedral-like ice caves, not to mention the underwater world beneath the coastal ice sheet.
The expedition's mission is to hug the path of open water, called the "flaw lead," between the central sea ice pack--the ice that builds up and moves south from the Polar Ice Cap--and the coastal ice, a place particularly sensitive to environmental changes.
Beach width (the distance between the lake edge and the foredune) was measured in meters and the presence of any coastal ice was recorded.
Similarly, the New York Times reports that the freeing up of coastal ice is threatening an entire village in northeastern Russia, as the coastline erodes away at a rate of 15 to 18 feet a year.

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