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accumulation, ablation. The material of the oldest moraine group is dark because of the cover with the lichens Aspicilia sp. Glaciers began retreating at varying rates in the Bolivian Andes after AD 1740. This glacier maximum coincides with the Maunder minimum of solar irradiance and with observations by the author of rock glaciers that developed inside the Neoglacial moraines (M2). (1980/1981) and van der Hammen (1986), Helmens and Kuhry, 1986; Helmens, 1988, 1990. In only two places, Duttendorf and Neurath (Fig. An older, more extensive drift (Lyman Rapids) post-dates the MIS 5 shoreline but pre-dates ca. The classification in advancing, retreating, and stationary glaciers (Fig. (2009) summarised the Würmian Late-glacial and Holocene glaciations of the tropical Andes and concluded that the spatial–temporal pattern of Holocene glaciation exhibits tantalising but incomplete evidence for an early to mid-Holocene ice advance(s) in many regions, but not in the arid subtropical Bolivian Andes. During this final climatic decay (Fig. For example, in West Antarctica the maximum ice thickness is 4.36 kilometers (2.71 miles) causing the land surface to become depressed 2.54 kilometers (1.58 miles) below sea level! 58.6) that is represented in neither of the above-mentioned sequences of the older glacial deposits (Helmens and Kuhry, 1995). The steep tongue allows quick dynamic responses, both advance (when flow velocity increases) and retreat (by a quick meltdown of the thin ice of the tongue). An early timing for maximum glaciation during the Last Glacial stage in the Colombian Andes was first indicated by van der Hammen et al. The looping medial moraines on Tajikistan’s Bivachny glacier offer a clue of periods when it surged rapidly forward. The period between 6.0 and 3.6 14C ka BP appears to have been colder and wetter than present, followed by an arid phase from 3.6 to 3.0 14C ka BP. for MIS 3–4 using the maximum elevation of lateral moraines for the lower value and including 5 mm/yr uplift. This results in an ΔELA of 700–1125 m. Due to the lack of data from Nanhuta Shan and Yushan, the ΔELA for a pre-Late glacial stage can be only given as > 900 and > 600 m, respectively. The Little Ice Age (LIA) was a global cooling trend that led to widespread glacier advances. More information: Henning Åkesson et al. During this final climatic decay (Fig. The downstream end or snout of a glacier advances over periods of time during which _____ exceeds _____. The anomaly of the precipitation sum during the accumulation season (October 1 to April 30) of the mass balance year 2013/14 in relation to the reference period 1981–2010. But Hubbard’s terminus is nearly 14 kilometers (9 miles) wide, and does not advance at the same rate across its entire width. Sketch profiles showing the consequences of gradual climatic deterioration indicated by the estimated lower limit (l) of strong congelifraction. Therefore, the average length change has been calculated for the years post-1960 (Fig. (A) Tioga glaciers. According to Leigh Stearns, a glaciologist at the University of Kansas, Hubbard’s advance is due to its large accumulation area; the glacier’s catchment basin extends far into the Saint Elias Mountains. That ELA depressions should be increasingly greater for older glaciations is expected because moraines for smaller, older glaciers were obliterated by younger glaciers. Observers reported not just figures but also changes in the geomorphology or specific events, like the emergence of new rock outcrops, accompanying their reports with sketches. Muir Glacier, located in Glacier Bay, Alaska, photographed by W. Field in Aug. 1941 (left) and B. Molnia in Sep. 1976 (middle) and Aug. 2004 (right). Over time, a glacier's front may naturally advance or retreat, but the new research shows that none of the 225 ocean-terminating glaciers surveyed has substantially advanced since 2000, while 200 have retreated. This suggests that very little time elapsed between these two events, the ‘Maximalstand’ and the ‘Hochstand’ (van Husen, 1977). Temporal development of the ice extent in the Eastern Alps over the last 140,000 years. The vast ice sheets are incredibly thick and have thus depressed the surface of the land below sea level in many locations. Thus, the sum of the length changes is not equal to the total glacier retreat as derived from inventories. ELATi descends almost linearly from south to north. The largest retreats occur at Jamtal Ferner in the late 1940s and 1950s. The new glacier tongues coming from four different firn basins meanwhile also retreated from this lake. Many old rock avalanche deposits in the NW Himalaya and Karakoram have also become sources of repeated debris flows in rainstorms and heavy snowmelt, and include places where the highways are most commonly blocked by them. These moraines are strongly subdued and only preserved locally. Mean retreat rates are also greatly influenced by the disintegration of the tongues of large glaciers. Nevertheless, they corroborate the results of Seltzer (1992) that show at least two phases of Neoglacial advances of near equal extent. ), lacustrine silty clays (0.2 m) were deposited starting at about 1565 ± 85 14C a BP (~ 260–650 AD), whereas rapid peat growth (1 m) began no earlier than 360 ± 55 14C a BP (~ 1446–1642 AD). The large rates of thinning we observed for some tidewater glaciers are due to their unstable dynamics of rapid retreat and slow advance and … Advancing Glacier Coming Close to Blocking Fiord Near Yakutat, Alaska. (If it is thin, it can start floating and will not necessarily advance.). These anomalies in accumulation result from atmospheric flow patterns leading to orographic precipitation on the northern or southern slope of the main Alpine ridge. Likewise, a moving glacier can carry with it evidence of geologic events it has witnessed. The reason for the dampened and delayed behavior of Litzner Gletscher is not only its topography, but also a debris cover which has developed since the 1990s (Fig. (2002) suggested that the record of mountain and high-latitude glaciations was more similar than Gillespie and Molnar (1995) suspected. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. This could well represent the YD event (Liew et al., 2006a). Since erratic boulders and boulders on moraine crests represent the onset of the glacier retreat and thus the end of a cold period (Gosse, 2005), a correlation with the Younger Dryas (YD) Stadial event (Alley et al., 1993; Rasmussen et al., 2006; Vinther et al., 2006) seems possible. The glacier has retreated so much that it is hardly visible in the 2004 photo. This is confirmed by the shape of the LIA glacier tongues that can be reconstructed from the lateral moraines. Stephen C. Porter, in Developments in Quaternary Sciences, 2011. The Younger Dryas (around 12,900 to 11,700 years BP) was a return to glacial conditions after the Late Glacial Interstadial, which temporarily reversed the gradual climatic warming after the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) started receding around 20,000 BP. These moraines are situated immediately beside the group IV moraines or they were covered by group IV moraines. The maximum retreats of −73 m in 1944 and −44 m in 1964 have different reasons: In 1944 the glacier terminus was located on a rock ridge, so that the thin ice of the tongue melted quickly. For comparison the fastest retreating glaciers in Antarctica today are the Pope, and the Smith glacier system, retreating about 2.9 km a year. 18 14C ka BP in mountain ranges around the world is summarised and discussed in Gillespie and Molnar (1995). A major glacier advance occurred here before 31 14C ka BP, and an even more extensive advance took place before 38 14C ka BP. Continental glaciers (ice sheets, ice caps) are massive sheets of glacial ice that cover landmasses. These observations show that basal peat ages are of little value for yielding true moraine ages. This is in contrast to previously reported assumptions, which related the glacial sediments in the central Nanhuta Shan to the LGM with a derived ELA at 3500–3600 m a.s.l. Cui et al. The glacial events are represented by morainic complex 1 and the older glacial deposits, respectively. An OSL age of 11.1 ± 2.5 ka from glaciofluvial sediments in the former glacier basin represents the subsequent glacier retreat from this position, in this scenario. Recently, Rodbell et al. 58.2; Helmens, 1990). To resolve these specific chronological problems, only the stratigraphical methods used by Röthlisberger (1986) will provide bracketing ages for moraines and will improve upon the present state of the moraine chronology. One estimate suggests that the fjord could permanently close by 2025. Figure 9.19. AD 1860/1870 and ca. 54.0 14C ka BP; it may correlate either with MIS 4 or with part of MIS 5. Unprecedented warming of the Arctic Ocean and surrounding water bodies (11, 12) therefore makes pan-Arctic marine-terminating glaciers vulnerable to rapid retreat (13, 14). These landslide dams can affect a much greater area than the landslide itself through inundation, effects on fluvial sedimentation, or through a subsequent dambreak flood. The findings, recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research, explain how the mechanics at the terminus override the influence of other climate fluctuations. Snow that falls in the basin either melts or flows down to the terminus, causing Hubbard to steadily grow. only during the LIA. Glasser et al. 34.8B, the nearly parallel trend for the youngest Tahoe glaciers is shown. This is especially likely in the light of the dating uncertainties of the determined exposure ages and the relatively deep ELA depressions. This stage is characterized by small morainic ridges and kettle holes, indicating continuing permafrost conditions. 2.7). The image above, acquired by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8, shows Hubbard Glacier on July 22, 2014. Since no evidence for a Little Ice Age (LIA) glacier advance has yet been reported from the Taiwanese mountains, all ELA depressions (ΔELA) are given with respect to the present (theoretical) ELA. This in turn implies a fundamental limit to climatic extremes on the western coast of North America. In 2012, the debris layer was thick enough to reduce ablation and led to stationary behavior of the glacier terminus (which is also hard to define). Weak soil development was observed and the deposition was thought to be early LIA (Müller, 1985) or older. About _____ percent or less of an iceberg protrudes above the waterline. Remnants of moraines of complex 1 were encountered in the apical zone of a similar terrace situated some distance to the north. These climatic conditions, a humid and cold first part of the LIA and a drier and cold second part after ca. Additional rapid sea-level rise (meltwater pulse 1C) at 9.5–9.2 ka in the East China Sea, Yellow Sea and South China Sea (Liu et al., 2004) may have supported glacier growth in the Taiwanese mountains by providing more atmospheric moisture in the area. The retreat and advance of glaciers traditionally refers to changes in the position of a glacier terminus over time. (2008) established a sequence of 10 moraines. 135 m/yr. What is surprising is that the ELAs dropped time and again to within 10% or 20% of their MIS 2 values, even though the pattern of sea-level depression inferred from marine cores suggests that the high-latitude ice sheets were much larger during MIS 2 (Tioga) than, for example, during MIS 4–3 (Tenaya, Tahoe II; e.g. These rather compact clays scattered with rock fragments are underlain by rounded gravels and boulders most probably of glaciofluvial origin and overlain by solifluction deposits that probably represent reworked supraglacial till. Müller, 1985; Jordan, 1991; Seltzer, 1992), there is no evidence of an intensification of geomorphological processes between ~ 8.0 and ~ 3.5 ka. The more extensive Oxbow 1 and 2 date to 42.5–35.0 and 30.8–26.3 14C ka BP, respectively, implying correlation with MIS 3. The age of a still older drift, exposed beneath the last-interglacial beach deposits, is unknown. Yellow lines indicate the location of the terminus on August 1, 1978, and on July 13, 2002. In 1983 the glacier tongue pushed a moraine and the tongue was partly covered by firn, so that submergence removed debris from the surface. In the vicinity of Seattle, where the glacier reached a maximum thickness of 1000 m, ice covered the landscape for ca. 6 E, D) sites where till overlies gravel and lake deposits respectively. These values especially correspond with those from Mount Kinabulu/Borneo (905 ± 150 m) and Papua New Guinea (900–1000 m), even though recent calculations for West Papua have yielded an LGM ELA depression of only 600 m (Prentice et al., 2005). An identical differenciation was recently observed at the Tagliamento where organic material allowing to determine time slots of 26.5–23.0 and 24–21 cal. However, although large-scale debris loading has been proposed as a process for causing rapid terminus advance, it has rarely been observed. In addition to length change in meters, the reports include a categorization in retreating, advancing, and stationary glaciers. The terraces also correspond to those of the unglaciated tributary valleys. (1992) and a 30-year (1971–2000) database (Klose, 2006) from Pei Shan (3845 m, north peak of Yushan). This strategy results from the aim of monitoring climate- and not topography-driven glacier retreat and removes sudden jumps in glacier length, which would otherwise bias the annual means of the full glacier sample. A more detailed view on the Late glacial and Early Holocene glaciation is possible. Today the monitoring network covers about 100 glaciers with annual length reports (Table 9.3). The older glacial deposits in the lower part of the terrace sequence include a thick layer of basal till. Fig. Alan R. Gillespie, Douglas H. Clark, in Developments in Quaternary Sciences, 2011. Snow and Ice. At least three periglacial debris layers could be identified, being younger than 645 ± 60 14C a BP (~ 1269–1413 AD) and 510 ± 60 14C a BP (1296–1485 AD) and recording lower temperatures during the past ~ 700 years. 1020 yr. Postglacial (Ono et al., 2005). Which best describes plastic flow? Glacial Advance and Retreat Glaciers lose ice mass every year, to melting and sublimation. Continental glaciers are currently eroding deeply into the bedrock of Antarctica and Greenland. Piedmont lobes flowing south from the mountain front have been mapped, but as yet there is no reliable chronology for these glaciations. Figure 9.22. The kettle holes formed after the downmelting of the glacier tongue, when a single deeply incised outlet drained the overdeepened glacier basin. Only the post-LIA moraines represent an increase of the ELA (cf. Slightly reworked supraglacial till has also been found in another valley several kilometres downvalley from morainic complex 1 (Subachoque 4 in Fig. 9.20 illustrates some of the individual effects. The latter sediments compose the upper part of a terrace sequence found exposed at the foot of the Cuchilla Boca Grande (section 190 in Fig. Their interpretation was based on limited absolute dating control for the morainic sequence of the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy, combined with evidence on glacial deposits, glaciofluvial gravels, palaeosols and pollen from the Bogotá area. Therefore, the interpretations from the moraine ages, presented by Rabatel et al. If the amount of frozen precipitation in the accumulation zone exceeds the quantity of glacial ice lost due to melting or in the ablation zone a glacier will advance; if the accumulation is less than the ablation, the glacier will retreat. Mean annual temperatures in the LIA were 1.0 to 1.5 °C cooler than at present in the Pacific Northwest, resulting in an average snowline lowering of 100 to 150m. 8). The final climatic deterioration and glacier advance phase is represented at the Würmian Albeins and Baumkirchen (Fig. Within 1–2 km, they are on the same level, merging to form the Niederterrasse (Lower Terrace), which continues downstream and can also be traced along the Danube to Vienna (van Husen, 1987). Using the shape of moraines (size, height, slope of the outer and inner side), the continuity of ridges on the proglacial margin, any evidence that moraines have (or have not), removed previous deposits, and the position of moraines along the glacier foreland, Rabatel et al. The long-term trend of the total time series displays two periods of glacier advances. Land. In 1890, Forel reduced the scope of his reports to Swiss glaciers and Richter took over the Eastern Alps. The moraine roots from which the lateral walls begin are the same as those of the oldest LIA moraines (and the buried M2 moraines?) 2.8). The kettle holes formed after the downmelting of the glacier tongue, when a single deeply-incised outlet drained the overdeepened glacier basin. AD 1350–1850). The Bear Glacier in the Kenai Peninsula along the Gulf of Alaska bears multiple clues about its past. A major, van der Hammen et al. In his report, Richter (1893) observed roughly 20 glaciers in todays' Austrian Alps, about 15 glaciers in South Tyrol and 1 glacier in Germany (Tables 9.1 and 9.2). ELATa rose slightly higher to the north than ELATi; the cause for this trend, if real, is also unknown. (2009) concluded that the most extensive Holocene glaciation in the Cordillera Real occurred just prior to the LIA. Viewing Puyallup Glacier: One of the most impressive views of the terminus of Puyallup Glacier is from Klapatche Park. It shows that only a little lowering of this limit and the equilibrium line (c to d) is necessary to cause a very rapid and substantial expansion of the valley glaciers, such as during the Würmian maximum (see Fig. At or slightly before 10.5 ka rapid shrinkage of glaciers to a size smaller than their late 20th century size reflects markedly warmer and possibly also drier climate. 6 G, H), in the Eastern Alps can radiocarbon dates constrain the climax of the climatic deterioration and the maximum extent of glaciers and periglacial activity, as well as strong congelifraction and periglacial downwash around 20,000 years BP (van Husen, 1989). Both OSL and exposure dating result from Nanhuta Shan point independently to a glacial advance in the Taiwanese high mountain area around 10 ka, called the Nanhuta glacier advance (Hebenstreit et al., 2006; Siame et al., 2007; Hebenstreit et al., 2011). Some of the best-known cases originated in combined massive rock slope failures and large ice collapses (e.g., Nevados Huascaran, 1971) or impact and travel over glaciers typically destabilizing them (e.g., Kolka-Karmadon, 2002), and/or incorporation of vast quantities of snow, ice, and moraine (Horcones, below). This generally led to a drainage concentration to only one or two outlets, and an initial minor incision into the outwash fan and terrace. Length Change Monitoring Network in 2014 (Fischer et al., 2013). Although they move slowly, glaciers do move, and this movement alters the ice as it passes over land. This is recorded by the depression of the lower limit of periglacial processes and dead ice in low areas (cf. surges. Figure 9.17. The final climatic deterioration and glacier advance phase is represented at the Würmian Albeins and Baumkirchen (Fig. South of the main Alpine ridge, the accumulation was clearly above the long-term average. In the Ötztal Group, Forel's glacier list is quite similar to today's monitoring network, including Kesselwand Ferner, Taufkar Ferner, Rofenkar Ferner, Mitterkar Ferner, Marzell Ferner, Spiegel Ferner, Rotmoos Ferner, and Taschach Ferner, as well as Gaisberg Ferner. Assuming an average uplift rate of 5 mm/yr (Lundberg and Dorsey, 1990), an ELA at 3200 m a.s.l. Moraines M9 and M10, dated to ca. Rapid glacier advance is known to occur by a range of mechanisms. Figure 9.24. (1980/1981) and van der Hammen (1986). Datable sediments and features which determine the glacial-ice maximum are still very sparsely known for the maximum stage of Taiwanese glaciation. 3.5–1.5 14C ka BP); the M1 moraine sequences are of LIA age (ca. Dirk van Husen, in Developments in Quaternary Sciences, 2004. Modern estimates of the sediment flux from hillslope processes in these landscapes vary widely28,29, from 24 to 60%. Just a few years with positive accumulation anomalies can lead to glacier advances, negative accumulation anomalies can lead to strong retreats. [2] If all th… (1980/1981) correlated the older glacial events with stadial periods of Middle Weichselian age, characterised in the palynological and lake-level records from the area by cold and distinctly humid conditions. The moraine in the SE-Valley probably marks an earlier glaciation stage at 13.6 ± 1.5 ka, because it is located 200 m lower than the moraines in the Lower Valley. First of all, the greatest extent of the glacier tongues is marked by small morainic ridges connected to outwash fans. (2008). On the youngest moraines (I), lichens are absent (apart from microscopically detected lichens, Müller, 1985); ~ 10 flowering plants grow on the moraines which formed in AD 1922–1927 (Müller, 1985). The cause of the deviation of up to 300 m above the regression line near 37.5°N is unknown. After this, the glacier fronts retreated some hundreds of metres and formed distinctive, high and wide end moraines, also connected to outwash, which grades morphologically into the downstream fluvial terraces. Rodbell et al. No evidence of weathering has been found between the sediments of these different Würmian terminal moraines, nor within the outwash gravel sequence. Results of glacier length monitoring in the year 2014. It disturbed and released an ice-margin lake that had existed for a century or more; the glacial lake outburst floods (GLOF) destroyed a summer village, forest and pasturelands down the valley (Hewitt, 2009). As he thought that a long-term series on as many glaciers as possible was only feasible with the support of a central institution and the help of local observers, he published a call in the Journal of the Alpine Club to find local participants for the glacier surveys in 1891. The second image shows a close-up of the glacier’s terminus on that day. Note how the glacier has retreated to expose rock in 1976 that has since become lush vegetation in 2004. Regular monitoring was introduced on Hallstätter Glacier (Karls-Eisfeld) by Simony in 1840, by Seeland on Pasterze in 1879 (Lieb and Slupetzky, 2004), and on Vernagt Ferner in 1888 by Finsterwalder, Blümcke, Hess, and Kerschensteiner (Finsterwalder, 1897). the Traun, Enns, Mur, Drau) has shown that most glaciers behaved in a similar way. The moraines of Malaspina glacier display a dizzying pattern of curves, zigzags, and loops. The Hochalmspitz Gletscher, monitored today, is also mentioned in Forel's report. Twice in the past hundred years—in 1986 and again in 2002—the moraine has made contact with Gilbert Point and blocked the entrance to Russell Fjord. Depending on the interpretation of the moraine origin, Hebenstreit (2006) calculates the ELA in Hsueh Shan to 2775–3195 m a.s.l. Arendt … Van der Hammen et al. The data from slope deposits and peat bogs can help in the unravelling of the Holocene glacial chronology. The image below, acquired on July 13, 2002 by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus on Landsat 7, shows the glacier the last time that it sealed the fjord. (2008), are definitely younger than indicated by the authors themselves. Based on the current rate of advance at the gap, Stearns estimated that closure could occur by 2043. Since this method gives values that are slightly too high, so that the resulting ΔELAs can be taken as minimum values. These include, Early reports on the fluctuation of glaciers in the Eastern Alps were made at the time of, The glacial record of the Bogotá area provides evidence for major glaciation(s) during the Middle Weichselian Substage. In addition, Hubbard is building up a large moraine, shoveling sediment, rock, and other debris from Earth’s surface onto the glacier’s leading edge. Since measurements began in 1895, Alaska’s Hubbard Glacier has been thickening and steadily advancing into Disenchantment Bay. The rate at which further ice build-up occurred is unknown, because of the total lack of chronological evidence. The lichen measurements reveal that Bolivian glaciers reached their maximal extent during the second half of the seventeenth century (Rabatel et al., 2008) or rather AD 1630–1680 (Jomelli et al., 2009). The duration of the maximum extent of glaciation and climatic deterioration during the LGM (Last Glacial Maximum) can only be tentatively estimated. The first period of glacier advance was recorded between 1915 and 1926. 2.8), the valleys were filled with coarse gravel, Vorstoßschotte at many places to high elevations, as a result of progressive overloading of the main river with debris (van Husen, 1989). Cumulative length change of Untersulzbach Kees, Obersulzbach Kees, Schlaten Kees, and Viltragen Kees. The reworked sediment of morainic complex 1 in section 190 is separated from an underlying series of older glacial deposits by a volcanic ash bed overlain by organic-rich clays that have yielded a radiocarbon date of 38.1 + 2.5/−1.9 14C ka BP. The youngest three (Hoh Oxbow 3 and Twin Creeks 1 and 2) fall within MIS 2; the Hoh Oxbow 3 is bracketed by dates of 22.0 and 19.3 14C ka BP; and the Twin Creeks I is restricted to 19.1–18.3 14C ka BP. (Yang, 2000) or even 4600 m a.s.l. Rapid glacier advance in the Everest Region The animation below shows the flow of the Kangshung glacier. 9.16). From the Tioga to the Sherwin glaciation, the ELA depression of the maximum advances was within a range of ~ 200 m. Figure 34.8. It is not known how long the glaciers were in place to form the 20–40 m high moraines of the Hochstand, as no datable material has yet been found. Figure 9.23. However, the closure was temporary, as water pressure overpowered the encroaching ice and debris and burst through the natural dam, returning the fjord to normal levels. Similar to the observation that the moraine sequences do not show moraine groups of Holocene age predating the Neoglacial (cf. Table 9.3. and Sporastatia sp. Around the Eastern Alps, detailed mapping of terminal moraines and outwash terraces (e.g. Figure 9.20. The main Aling glacier advanced up to 3 km in a decade. The tidewater glacier cycle is the typically centuries-long behavior of tidewater glaciers that consists of recurring periods of advance alternating with rapid retreat and punctuated by periods of stability. Recent technological advances in remote sensing provide new opportunities to quantify how glaciers are changing. A key stratigraphical horizon is a marine beach deposit exposed in sea cliffs along the Olympic coast that dates to the last-interglacial, based on an amino acid age of ca. Those consequences provoked her to investigate what controls the terminus position and its advance, and to estimate when the fjord might become permanently blocked. (2005) from the Sajama ice core. (Hebenstreit, 2006) using the empirical equation for the relationship of summer temperatures and annual total precipitation from Ohmura et al. Glacier advances can be assigned to one of three time periods following a ‘Mercer-type’ chronology, or one of four time periods following an ‘Aniya-type’ chronology. Glaciers grow (advance) and shrink (retreat) as a result of precipitation, melting and sublimation—all while slowly sliding down their valleys. The example of four glaciers in the Silvretta Group in Fig. After this, the glacier fronts retreated some hundreds of metres and formed distinctive, high and wide end moraines, also connected to outwash, which grades morphologically into the downstream fluvial terraces. First of all, the greatest extent of the glacier tongues is marked by small morainic ridges connected to outwash fans. They exhibit greater velocities and longer runout than pure rock avalanches, commonly with massive entrainment of materials and progressive fluidization along the path. ELA depressions for the different Pleistocene Sierra Nevada glacier advances represented in the land record increase with age but show a remarkable consistency. Other possible correlations with short timescale Holocene anomalies obtained from ice-core records are the 9.95, the 9.3 and the 8.2 ka events (Rasmussen et al., 2007). On the southern side of Huayna Potosí, a lateral moraine dammed a small stream. 16,950 yr ago and likely remained there for ca. They are dynamic systems. Hubbard Glacier, the largest calving glacier on the North American continent, has been advancing since it was first mappedby theInternational Boundary Commission in1895 (Davidson,1903).The advance has been slow but persistent, amounting to 2.5km since 1895, and has occurred during a periodwhen mostotherglaciers in Alaskaand northwestern Canada have thinnedand retreated (e.g. Between about 10.5 ka and 3.3 ka conditions in the Alps were not conducive to significant glacier expansion except possibly during rare brief intervals. Behind the moraine wall (16°17′51″S; 68°09′17″W; ~ 4775 m a.s.l. The accumulation area of Ochsentaler Gletscher is higher than those of the other glaciers. The absolute length change of Litzner Gletscher is the smallest, and of Ochsental Gletscher the largest of the sample. 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