surging glacier

surging glacier

[′sərj·iŋ ′glā·shər]
(hydrology)
A glacier that alternates periodically between surges (brief periods of rapid flow) and stagnation.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Shisper Glacier had receded after heavy water flow below the surging glacier and had reduced the risk for glacial flooding in the region.
The local community apprised the CM of the damages and difficulties the local community is facing due to the surging glacier. The CM directed the local administration to submit a detailed report regarding the situation and the damages occurred to the properties of local community.
ISLAMABAD -- Supra-Glacial Lake formed at the Shisper Glacier has started receding with a water discharge of 200 cusecs to 220 cusecs per day below the surging glacier which ruled out risk of glacial flooding.
ISLAMABAD -- SupraGlacial Lake formed at the Shisper Glacier has started receding with a water discharge of 200 cusecs to 220 cusecs per day below the surging glacier which ruled out risk of glacial flooding.
GILGIT -- Supra-Glacial Lake formed at the Shisper Glacier in Gilgit Baltistan has started receding with a water discharge of 200 cusecs to 220 cusecs per day below the surging glacier which ruled out risk of glacial flooding, citing Gilgit Baltistan Disaster Management Authority state radio reported.
'The surging glacier is merely five kilometres away from Hasanabad,' he said.
Bering Glacier; interdisciplinary studies of earth's largest temperate surging glacier.
ISLAMABAD -- Supra-glacial Lake formed at the Shisper Glacier has completely discharged after heavy water flow below the surging glacier and had reduced the risk for glacial flooding in the region.
ISLAMABAD -- Shisper Glacier has started thinning with a water discharge of 200 cusecs to 220 cusecs per day below the surging glacier which resulted in no risk of glacial flooding.
He further mentioned that water discharge below the surging glacier was continuing which made it difficult to determine the course of water that either it was the glacial lake's water running or the glacial melt at the surface level.
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.