tidewater glacier

tidewater glacier

[′tīd‚wȯd·ər ′glā·shər]
(hydrology)
A glacier that descends into the sea and usually has a terminal ice cliff. Also known as tidal glacier.
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Tidewater glacier fluctuations in central East Greenland coastal and fjord regions (1980s-2005).
No photograph or high-definition television picture can truly represent the majestic beauty of a tidewater glacier as it flows into the sea.
No photograph can truly represent the majestic beauty of a tidewater glacier as it flows into the sea.
The face of a tidewater glacier visible from a boat is only part of it--much of the glacier's leading edge is underwater in a deep fjord.
The face of a tidewater glacier visible from a boat is only part of it -- much of the glacier's leading edge is underwater in a deep fjord.
The UB team studied the rates of retreat of the prehistoric tidewater glacier, of similar size and geometry to contemporary ones, as way to get a longer-term view of how fast these glaciers can literally disappear.
Although the effects of climate change can now be observed almost anywhere in the United States, nowhere are the effects more prominent than in Alaska, where unprecedented rates of sea ice loss, tidewater glacier recession, coastal erosion, permafrost degradation, and other landscape changes presage major changes to Alaska wildlife populations.
Huge chunks of ice can break away from the face of a tidewater glacier and crash into the water.
So the disingegration of Columbia, the last of Alaska's 52 tidewater glacier, is clearly under way.
Briner emphasizes the findings especially are relevant to the Jakobshavn Isbrae, Greenland's largest and fastest moving tidewater glacier, which is retreating under conditions similar to those he studied in the Canadian Arctic.
LeConte Bay: Due to its remote location east of Petersburg, only a few small-ship lines visit LeConte Bay to see the southernmost tidewater glacier in North America.
This net decrease reflects the combined effects of margin retreat in the southwest sector (greatest contribution), tidewater glacier retreat, increases in exposed bedrock in the interior of the ice cap, and advances along the northwest margin and in the Sverdrup Glacier and Croker Bay areas--the latter of which is the most important calving region in the western sector of the ice cap.

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