glacial retreat

glacial retreat

[¦glā·shəl ri′trēt]
(geology)
A condition occurring when backward melting at the front of a glacier takes place at a rate exceeding forward motion.
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This is interpreted as a response to progressively lower base levels exposed during glacial retreat from the Lake Border phase maximum.
Our study shows there may be other underappreciated, unanticipated effects of glacial retreat.
Elsewhere in the region, water stress from reduced rainfall, salinity, glacial retreat and desertification will hit water stocks, threaten livelihoods and drive up food and water prices.
However, the season was successful--particularly the work of John Andrews and Pat Weber and students in their use of lichenometric techniques to date the glacial retreat of the Barnes Ice Cap.
Among their topics are understanding glacial retreat in the Indian Himalaya: historical trends and field studies from a large glacier, mitigating climate change impacts through treating and managing low quality water for irrigation in Pakistan, the Congo Basin's shrinking watersheds and potential consequences for local communities, an approach to sustainable watershed management: case studies on enhancing sustainability with challenges of water in western Maharashtra, and common duckweed as a model system for assessing the impact of climate change.
The average temperature in the region has risen by about one degree centigrade and the annual glacial retreat is estimated at 100-130 ft.
Balog wasn't the first person to use photography to show the extent of glacial retreat.
According to environmentalistsaACAU glacial retreat on Himalayas and Karakorum ranges has accelerated during the recent years because of human presence on the glaciers.
Environmentalists said that the glacial retreat on the Himalayas and the Karakorum ranges has accelerated in recent years due to increased human presence.
Those experiments curb glacial retreat on a small scale, but cannot bring ice blocks like Pastoruri back from the brink, said Selwyn Valverde with the Huascaran National Park, home to Pastoruri and more than 700 other shrinking Peruvian glaciers.
The surveys, Devine says, succinctly describe the glacial retreat, though without the context of climate change.
Returning to their summer grazing lands each year since they were children gave them a unique perspective on the accelerating pace of glacial retreat.