Terms in this set (18)
Marine ice sheet instability due to a reversing slope bed. Enhanced melting at the bottom of the ice shelf due to Circumpolar deep water circulation, this causes thinning and decrease buttressing of the ice shelf which leads to the acceleration of the ice streams and the retreat of the grounding line into the glacier's trunk. The glacier trunk is situated in a deep subglacial trough.
Other sets by this creator
Recommended textbook solutions
Applications and Investigations In Earth Science9th Edition•ISBN: 9780134746241Dennis G. Tasa, Edward J. Tarbuck, Frederick K. Lutgens
Investigating Oceanography3rd Edition•ISBN: 9781260220629 (3 more)Keith A. Sverdrup, Raphael Kudela
Applications and Investigations in Earth Science Plus8th Edition•ISBN: 9780321934536Dennis G. Tasa, Edward J. Tarbuck, Frederick K. Lutgens, Kenneth G Pinzke