surging glacier

surging glacier

[′sərj·iŋ ′glā·shər]
(hydrology)
A glacier that alternates periodically between surges (brief periods of rapid flow) and stagnation.
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Bering Glacier; interdisciplinary studies of earth's largest temperate surging glacier.
The research study also focuses on remote geo-hazards such as GLOFs, Surging glaciers, composite and landslide lakes etc through remote sensing techniques as well as existing GIS data on remote geo-hazards and helicopter surveys.
2003) showed that it is not uncommon in surging glaciers of the region.
Quake boost A tally revealed that the number of earthquakes that occur beneath surging glaciers in Greenland doubled in the past 4 years (169: 270).
These include a detailed analysis of the glacier disaster on 20 September 2002 in northern Osetiya (Caucasus), discussions of surging glaciers in the Pamir and of mountain geomorphology in northern Pakistan, and a summary of the dangers of glacial lake outbreaks (jokulhlaup) in Nepal and Bhutan.
The number of earthquakes that occur beneath surging glaciers in Greenland has doubled in the past 4 years, another possible effect of the melting ice sheet there.
A similar form of differentiation is used for surging glaciers and ice streams.
Memories of 18th century clan migrations involving glacier travel remain vivid in indigenous oral traditions from this region, as do accounts from the 19th century about extremely cold summers and catastrophic consequences of surging glaciers, and 20th century observations about changes in flora and fauna.
The Icefield Ranges include surging glaciers that periodically begin to flow, sometimes for several kilometres and often quite rapidly.
Similar narratives surround surges of the Donjek Glacier (Dadzik) and the Steele Glacier (named Gu cho 'giant worm'), and scientists confirm the alarming noises emitted by surging glaciers.