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STRATOVOLCANO
ORCAS
SUBMERGED
MOUNTAIN RANGE
SOUTH POLE
EQUATOR
CRUISE
WIND
RISING
RISE
ICELAND
GRANITE
EARTHQUAKES
PRECIPITATION
CAVES
FRESH WATER
CONE
LECONTE GLACIER
THOUSANDS
FED
CLIMATE CHANGE
GLOBAL WARMING
SUMMIT
FLANKS
ELEVATION
SEA LEVEL
VOLCANO
VOLCANOES
LANDSCAPES
LANDSCAPE
MAIN PEAK
CREVASSES
GREENLAND
ICE SHEET
HIMALAYAS
EUROPEAN ALPS
LAST GLACIAL PERIOD
BERING GLACIER
FORESTS
SNOW-CAPPED MOUNTAINS
ALPINE MEADOWS
EAST ANTARCTICA
JUNEAU
BEDROCK
ROCKS
GLACIATED
Review of Short Phrases and Links

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Definitions

  1. Glaciers are not just retreating at the terminus, lateral and even retreat at the head of the glacier can also be substantial. (Web site)
  2. Glaciers are receding, sea levels are rising and sea ice in the Arctic regions is disappearing. (Web site)
  3. Glaciers are present on every continent except Australia; they are thus excellent geographically dispersed regional indicators of climate change.
  4. Glaciers are also responsible for the creation of fjords (deep coves or inlets) and escarpments that are found at high latitudes.
  5. Glaciers are indicators of climate and are important to world water resources and sea level variation. (Web site)

Stratovolcano

  1. A stratovolcano with an almost perfectly symmetrical cone, Mount Cotopaxi is covered in glaciers above 14,930 feet (4,550 meters).

Orcas

  1. One of its most intriguing ventures is a trip to Patagonia to see orcas, southern right whales, sea lions, glaciers and more. (Web site)
  2. In Prince William Sound, with its calving glaciers and many islands, you can see orcas, seals, and immense colonies of seabirds.

Submerged

  1. The fjords along the coast are deep, narrow inlets that have been gouged out by glaciers and then partly submerged by the sea.

Mountain Range

  1. The mountain range is home to significant glaciers and 250 to 350 inches (8,900 mm) liquid water equivalent per year. (Web site)

South Pole

  1. As the supercontinent Gondwana drifted over the South Pole, glaciers formed on it which caused sea levels worldwide to drop.
  2. Terrestrial radiation also occurred because of drying trends that were the result of large glaciers, most of which originated in the South Pole of the time. (Web site)

Equator

  1. Although situated on the Equator, Mount Kenya is permanently covered in glaciers and snow. (Web site)
  2. Most large lakes were formed by glaciers; large lakes close to the equator are sometimes formed by the damming of a large river. (Web site)
  3. It is one of the few places near the equator on Africa with permanent glaciers.

Cruise

  1. Kayak or cruise with whales and among glaciers in Prince William Sound. (Web site)
  2. Cruise under Tracy Arm's sheer 1,500-foot-high vertical cliffs to the twin Sawyer Glaciers.

Wind

  1. At the retreat of the glaciers, wind blown powdered rock known as loess was deposited over the whole county, forming thin layers under a meter thick. (Web site)

Rising

  1. In Canada and Scandinavia, the lithosphere is still rising from the removal of the glaciers about 10,000 years ago. (Web site)

Rise

  1. Scientists are keeping a close watch on melting glaciers, as a rise in sea-levels would threaten coastal and low-lying areas around the world.

Iceland

  1. First settled by Vikings in the 9th century, Iceland is known as the land of fire and ice because of its volcanos and glaciers.
  2. In Iceland, large mountains of pillow lava formed underneath the glaciers of the last ice age, and can be seen today. (Web site)

Granite

  1. This massive bedrock of granite was scoured and polished by glaciers as recently as 12,000 years ago.

Earthquakes

  1. If the glaciers came close enough to the fault, as they did in New Madrid, they may have concentrated sufficient stress to give rise to earthquakes.

Precipitation

  1. The southern Andes have much more precipitation, and there are many glaciers and permanent snowfields. (Web site)
  2. As recently as 1975, many North Cascade glaciers were advancing due to cooler weather and increased precipitation that occurred from 1944 to 1976.

Caves

  1. Caves may also form by erosion of coastal bedrock, partial melting of glaciers, or solidification of lava into hollow tubes. (Web site)

Fresh Water

  1. Glacial ice is fresh water (not salty); glaciers contain the largest reservoir of fresh water on Earth. (Web site)
  2. Additionally, Altai glaciers contain a great amount of fresh water. (Web site)

Cone

  1. The cone was deeply dissected by numerous glaciers that cut U-shaped valleys into the slopes before the caldera-forming eruption. (Web site)

Leconte Glacier

  1. Anan Wildlife Observatory and the rarely visited LeConte Glacier, one of the most actively calving glaciers in Alaska, are nearby. (Web site)

Thousands

  1. The Lake Region -- Central Finland is home to thousands of lakes created millions of years ago by glaciers. (Web site)
  2. Massive glaciers carved their way through the coastal mountains, over the course of thousands of years.
  3. ANCHORAGE -- Thousands of people drive south from Anchorage to see mountains, glaciers and glaciers on the Kenai Peninsula.

Fed

  1. Ice (mostly in the form of glaciers) covers about 6.2 mile² (16 km²) of the mountain's upper cone and is fed by ample snow and rainfall every year.
  2. The Indus system is largely fed by the snows and glaciers of the Karakoram, Hindu Kush and Himalayan ranges of Tibet, Kashmir and Northern Areas of Pakistan.
  3. It is fed by Alpine glaciers, among them one of the grandest in Alaska, the Seward, which descends from Mt. (Web site)

Climate Change

  1. However climate models show that ice is not stable at Hecates Tholus today, pointing to climate change since the glaciers were active.
  2. Another serious impact of climate change is the melting of glaciers all over the world, and this has serious implications for South Asia and parts of China. (Web site)

Global Warming

  1. Solid evidence implicates global warming in the retreat of South Cascade and other glaciers in temperate zones. (Web site)
  2. If global warming continues and the sea levels rise as the glaciers in the polar regions melt, the island will disappear, she explains.
  3. Indian meteorologists, it was reported, were warning that, thanks to global warming, all the Himalayan glaciers could have disappeared by 2035.

Summit

  1. The summit of Nevado del Ruiz is covered by large glaciers, although these have retreated significantly since 1985 because of atmospheric warming.
  2. Its summit has been worn down by ancient glaciers, while massive collapses have removed 3 km of eastern flank. (Web site)
  3. It is flanked by five glaciers and its summit is snow-capped.

Flanks

  1. Original volcanic forms are preserved at the summit and on many of the flanks, except on the south side where glaciers have cut deeply into the cone.
  2. The summit is covered by a large icecap, and over a dozen glaciers pour down its flanks, most via massive and treacherous icefalls.
  3. It is located in the Palisades, a group of striking rock peaks with a few small glaciers on their flanks.

Elevation

  1. The elevation of this mountain range also facilitates the storage of water in the form of glaciers. (Web site)

Sea Level

  1. During times of maximum size of the glaciers, sea level fell by 130 meters to expose Beringia, a large landmass connecting Siberia to Alaska.
  2. Most tidewater glaciers calve above sea level, which often results in a tremendous splash as the iceberg strikes the water. (Web site)
  3. Development of continental glaciers would have several consequences: cooling of the planet and a drop in sea level. (Web site)

Volcano

  1. Ice Age glaciers eroded away most of the flanks of the volcano, leaving numerous deep cirques[ 4] surrounding a central ridge capped by several horns.
  2. Reid conducted the first systematic study of the volcano and also named its largest glaciers. (Web site)

Volcanoes

  1. One can see evidence of ancient seas, glaciers, volcanoes, and rivers.
  2. Natural phenomena such as earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciers and changes in soil composition from flooding.
  3. Sand and silt are still produced by glaciers, volcanoes and the action of water.

Landscapes

  1. The landscapes of Abkhazia range from coastal forests and citrus plantations, to eternal snows and glaciers to the north of the region.
  2. Continental glaciers influenced landscapes on the regional and continental scale.

Landscape

  1. Around Mount Kazbek, a dormant volcano, glaciers intermittently collapse, burying the landscape below under rock and ice.
  2. The landscape of the Rhondda was formed by glacial action during the Ice Age, as slow moving glaciers gouged out the deep valleys that exist today. (Web site)
  3. At high elevations in the Hindu Kush, snowfall can be much heavier and consequently large glaciers are a prominent feature of the landscape. (Web site)

Main Peak

  1. Among its steep cliffs and glaciers is its main peak, Kangrinboqe, located in Pulan County, Ali Prefecture in Tibet. (Web site)
  2. Mount Everest is covered with huge glaciers that descend from the main peak and its nearby satellite peaks.

Crevasses

  1. Calving glaciers and crevasses in the glaciers will create a background rumble and roar at times.

Greenland

  1. All that remains of the continental ice sheets are the Greenland, Antarctic ice sheets and smaller glaciers such as on Baffin Island. (Web site)
  2. Today, glaciers cover all of Antarctica and most of Greenland.
  3. In Greenland the last five years has brought retreat to several very large glaciers that had long been stable. (Web site)

Ice Sheet

  1. Landsat photo of glaciers emanating from an ice sheet.
  2. Ice sheet - a laterally extensive glacier that consists of ice domes and outlet glaciers.

Himalayas

  1. It rises in the southern slopes of the Himalayas in Tibet, in the glaciers of Mapchachungo, at an altitude of about 3962 metres (13,000 ft) above sea level.

European Alps

  1. Some glaciers in the European Alps lost up to 2.5 m w.e. (Web site)

Last Glacial Period

  1. The first people arrived to the territory of modern Lithuania in the 10th millennium BC after glaciers had retreated and the last glacial period had ended.
  2. Parts of this ancestral cone were fragmented and transported by glaciers 14,000 to 18,000 years ago during the last glacial period of the current ice age. (Web site)

Bering Glacier

  1. Most of the glaciers along the Alaskan coast are retreating along with the Bering Glacier.

Forests

  1. The refuge is Alaska in miniature, including each of its habitat types &$151; glaciers, tundra, mountains, wetlands and forests.
  2. Glaciers have been retreating during the past 10,000 years, leaving large granite erratics scattered in the forests in the region.

Snow-Capped Mountains

  1. View numerous rivers and creeks carving their way down from glaciers and snow-capped mountains.
  2. You'll enjoy stunning vistas of snow-capped mountains, gleaming glaciers and the breathtaking wilderness with its wonderful wildlife. (Web site)

Alpine Meadows

  1. Pithoragarh is a home to the many alpine meadows and glaciers and offers excellent trekking options to Milam, Ralam, Namik and Sunder Dhunga.
  2. There are numerous glaciers, wild larch forests and alpine meadows to explore.

East Antarctica

  1. It can therefore be assumed that East Antarctica had some glaciers during the early to mid Miocene (23 – 15 Ma). (Web site)

Juneau

  1. The Alaska Panhandle, also known as Southeast Alaska, is home to Juneau, many small towns, tidewater glaciers and extensive forests. (Web site)

Bedrock

  1. Tributary glaciers streaming into a larger glacier - note the bedrock that the glaciers "pick up" as they stream by the cliffs.
  2. Glaciers can also cause pieces of bedrock to crack off in the process of plucking.

Rocks

  1. The study of the earth's physical make-up including rocks and minerals, streams, glaciers, geologic structures, earthquakes and plate tectonics.

Glaciated

  1. The mountains were glaciated during the Pleistocene epoch, but only a few small glaciers persist.
  2. Glaciers cover a total of 2.5% of Adams' surface but during the last ice age about 90% of the mountain was glaciated. (Web site)

Categories

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Subcategories

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Hubbard Glacier
Johns Hopkins Glacier
Jostedalsbreen
Kennicott Glacier
Pine Island Glacier

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