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glacier surge


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A relatively rapid movement of a valley glacier, or of an individual ice stream within a major ice sheet. The movement may build up over a period ranging from a few months to several years and may be a hundred times faster than the ‘normal’ velocity. Surging may result from an increase in ice thickness or from excessive basal water.

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