glacial lake


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glacial lake

[¦glā·shəl ′lāk]
(geology)
A lake that exists because of the effects of the glacial period.
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The vast body of water, dubbed Glacial Lake Missoula by geologists, extended 200 miles into western Montana and reached depths of 2,000 feet.
To reconstruct the glacier's advance from east to west during earlier, cooler years, Briner and his colleagues examined sediment samples from Glacial Lake Morten and Iceboom Lake, two glacier-fed bodies of water that sit along the glacier's path of expansion.
The two of us stayed behind on the shores of a glacial lake while our daughter and her fiance followed the trail upward for a better view.
This lake is a postglacial successor to the much larger glacial Lake Barlow, which drained about 8000 years ago, leaving an extensive clay plain (Little Clay plain).
Showing concern over gradual turning of the glacial water bodies into garbage dumper, she criticised trekkers and pilgrims for littering snow feed water bodies and glacial lake in the Himalayas.
The Wilderness Land Trust, Colorado Conservation Trust, and United States Forest Service worked in partnership for four years to acquire the glacial lake and surrounding 318 acres for the James Peak Wilderness, a 14,000-acre alpine wonderland in the heart of the central Rockies that surrounds the parcel.
In Ottawa County, the Lake Border moraine is composed of upward-coarsening glacial lake sediment overlain by till.
One jumped off just in time and raised the alarm but it was an hour before the others were rescued from freezing waters of the Fjallsarlon glacial lake, 150 miles from Reykjavik.
Nowhere is that more evident than Bled, where the glacial lake shelters underneath the towering peaks of the Julian Alps and Karavanke mountain range.
The lake itself is a glacial lake, which is feed from Mt Cook national park giving it that magnificent turquoise colour.
For years Bhutan has faced the risk of a natural disaster known as a glacial lake outburst flood, but assistance from Japan's international cooperation agency is helping lower risks, a senior Bhutanese official said in a recent interview.
In 2010, an overflow of the glacial lake 513 provoked by an ice avalanche led to extensive flooding in Carhuaz (central Peru), prompting the regional government to seek assistance from the SDC.