glacier flow

glacier flow

[′glā·shər ‚flō]
(hydrology)
The motion that exists within a glacier's body. Also known as glacial flow.
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These goals have one thing in common: due to glacier flow most of this record will only be found in a very thin layer in the bottom-most ice of the cores.
The settlement on glacier flow path is at high risk which should immediately be moved to a safer zone, he recommended.
Some of the loss has been attributed to accelerated glacier flow towards ocean outlets.
The new results also capture more precisely where changes are taking place, showing that the losses of ice mass are occurring in the same three drainage systems where other studies have reported increased glacier flow and ice-quakes in outlet glaciers.
The existence of subglacial tectonic faults and valleys, which coincided with the glacier flow direction, but esker formation was not a direct result of the Late-Glacial neotectonic movement in the glacial-subglacial environment.
Three phases of glacier flow are recognized: (1) an early topographically-controlled, thin-ice phase; (2) regional flow during a phase of maximum ice growth and; (3) a late phase of thinning ice.
Construct and observe the simulation of a glacier flow / landslide.
We think that warm ocean currents reaching the coast and melting the glacier front is the most likely cause of faster glacier flow," said lead author Dr Hamish Pritchard from British Antarctic Survey (BAS).
Understanding this plumbing is important, as it can lubricate glacier flow and send the ice speeding toward the ocean, where it can melt and contribute to sea level change.
Rignot said this study offers a comprehensive assessment of the role of enhanced glacier flow, whereas prior studies of this nature had significant coverage gaps.
Drastic retreat is now evident in all aspects of the glacier flow," says Mark Meier of USGS in Tacoma, Wash.
The team discovered that oceanic melting of the ice shelf into which the glacier flows decreased by 50 percent between 2010 and 2012, and this may have been due to a La Nina weather event.