SnowTerm

tidewater glacier

tidewater glacier

1. Tidewater glaciers are valley glaciers that flow all the way down to the ocean. They often calve numerous small icebergs, which can sometimes pose problems for shipping lanes
https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/glaciers/gallery/tidewater.html


2. Tidewater glaciers are glaciers that terminate in the sea, including most glaciers flowing from Greenland, Antarctica, Baffin and Ellesmere Islands in Canada, Southeast Alaska, and the Northern and Southern Patagonian Ice Fields. As the ice reaches the sea, pieces break off, or calve, forming icebergs. Most tidewater glaciers calve above sea level, which often results in a tremendous impact as the iceberg strikes the water. Tidewater glaciers undergo centuries-long cycles of advance and retreat that are much less affected by the climate change than those of other glaciers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacier

A glacier meets the sea

Hubbard Glacier in Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve is the longest tidewater glacier in North America at 70 miles in length.

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/aknatureandscience/tidewaterglaciers.htm

 

Broader Terms

Related terms

Date of creation
14-Nov-2014
Accepted term
14-Nov-2014
Descendant terms
0
ARK
ark:/99152/t31qzo9q935pm7
More specific terms
0
Alternative terms
0
Related terms
11
Notes
1
Metadata
Search
  • Search tidewater glacier  (Wikipedia)
  • Search tidewater glacier  (Google búsqueda exacta)
  • Search tidewater glacier  (Google scholar)
  • Search tidewater glacier  (Google images)
  • Search tidewater glacier  (Google books)