meltwater

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meltwater

[′melt‚wȯd·ər]
(hydrology)
Water derived from melting ice or snow, especially glacier ice.
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At Summit Camp, meltwater refreezes in place, but at lower elevations it runs off into the oceans and contributes to sea level rise.
Sir David said that if warming leads the Antarctic ice shelves to collapse then vast quantities of land ice and meltwater will slide into the sea and cause a major rise in sea levels around the globe.
The subglacial channels that have formed by erosion of meltwaters usually have conical outwash plains at the outlets and end moraines, but glaciotectonic disturbances of the substratum are not observed at their edges.
If global temperatures rise by 3 degrees by the year 2050, as most climate scientists predict, then Meier expects that meltwater from mountain glaciers alone win raise sea levels by another eight inches.