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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Fox Glacier, New Zealand -- Captured glacial retreat over time (Jan 21 -- 27)
Climate change has affected New Zealand's glaciers as tourists can no longer go to the ice on foot because 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.
Glacial retreat is often described as global warming's most visually compelling manifestation.
These river basins are at considerable risk from climate change due to glacial retreat and a combination of increasing and more intense flash floods and drought.
Glacial retreat has been happening all over the globe since the late 1800s, when scientists say a six-century "little ice age" ended, but Collier has shrunk faster than any other glacier in the Oregon Cascades.
Climate change can significantly influence glacial retreat.
Evidence of global warming and glacial retreat is clear for all to see.