tributary glacier

tributary glacier

[′trib·yə‚ter·ē ′glā·shər]
(geology)
A glacier that flows into a larger glacier.
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For example, initial analysis of InSAR data of the Lambert Glacier, one of the world's longest ice streams, reveal a sinuous network of tributary glacier that eventually feed the Amery ice shelf.
The water melts from Khatling and its tributary glaciers in the basin contribute to the source of Bhilangna river - the southernmost tributary of the Bhagirathi.
After the collapse of Larsen B, its tributary glaciers accelerated, contributing to sea-level rise.
India is controlling most part of the glacier, to include: 70 km long Siachen Glacier and all of its tributary glaciers, as well as the three main passes of the Saltoro Ridge immediately west of the Glacier - Sia La, Bilafond La, and Gyong La.
Shuman, Etienne Berthier, of the University of Toulouse, and Ted Scambos, of the University of Colorado, produced detailed ice loss maps from 2001 to 2009 for the main tributary glaciers of the Larsen A and B ice shelves, which collapsed in 1995 and 2002, respectively.