Proglacial lake
In geology, a proglacial lake is a lake formed either by the damming action of a moraine or ice dam during the retreat of a melting glacier, or by meltwater trapped against an ice sheet due to isostatic depression of the crust around the ice. At the end of the last ice age approximately 10,000 years ago, large proglacial lakes were a widespread feature in the northern hemisphere.
In some cases, such lakes gradually evaporated during the warming period after the Quaternary ice age. In other cases, such as Glacial Lake Missoula and Glacial Lake Wisconsin in the United States, the sudden rupturing of the supporting dam caused glacial lake outburst floods, the rapid and catastrophic release of dammed water resulting in the formation of gorges and other structures downstream from the former lake. Good examples of these structures can be found in the Channeled Scablands of eastern Washington, an area heavily eroded by the Missoula Floods.
In Great Britain, Lake Lapworth, Lake Harrison and Lake Pickering were examples of proglacial lakes. Ironbridge Gorge and Hubbard's Hills are examples of a glacial overspill channel created when the water of a proglacial lake rose high enough to breach the lowest point in the containing watershed.
The receding glaciers of the tropical Andes have formed a number of proglacial lakes, especially in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru, where 70% of all tropical glaciers are. Several such lakes have formed rapidly during the 20th century. These lakes may burst, creating a hazard for zones below. Many natural dams (usually moraines) containing the lake water have been reinforced with safety dams. Some 34 such dams have been built in the Cordillera Blanca to contain proglacial lakes.
Several proglacial lakes have also formed in recent decades at the end of glaciers on the eastern side of New Zealand's Southern Alps. The most accessible, Lake Tasman, hosts boat trips for tourists.

This is an excerpt from the article Proglacial lake from the Wikipedia free encyclopedia. A list of authors is available at Wikipedia.
The article Proglacial lake at en.wikipedia.org was accessed 1,353 times in the last 30 days. (as of: 06/29/2013)
Images on Proglacial lake
Preview image:
Original:
Search results from Google and Bing
1
>30
1
Proglacial lake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In geology, a Proglacial lake is a lake formed either by the damming action of a moraine or ice dam during the retreat of a melting glacier, or by meltwater ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proglacial_lake
2
>30
2
Proglacial lakes of Minnesota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Proglacial lakes of Minnesota were lakes created in what is now the U.S. state of Minnesota in central North America in the waning years of the last glacial ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proglacial_lakes_of_Minnesota
3
>30
3
Proglacial Lakes - The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan | Details
Proglacial lakes develop along the front of glaciers from meltwater released along the ice margin. The weight of the glacier depresses the underlying ground; ...
esask.uregina.ca/entry/proglacial_lakes.html
4
>30
4
Proglacial lake | Facebook
Proglacial lake. 19 likes · 0 talking about ... Content from the Wikipedia article Proglacial lake (contributors) licensed under CC-BY-SA. Freebase. Content from ...
www.facebook.com/pages/Proglacial-lake/112730195443215
5
>30
5
Proglacial Lakes - SpringerReference
Proglacial lake. Ice-contact lake occurring adjacent to the frontal margin of a glacier. A Proglacial lake abuts and extends beyond the glacier terminus.
www.springerreference.com/docs/html/chapterdbid/330887.html
6
>30
6
Proglacial Lake-Sediment Records: A Split Personality System?
Proglacial lake records are complex beasties. ▫ But big glaciers can be more ornery;. ▫ The Goldilocks rule applies: ▫ Small glaciers with Proglacial lakes and ...
www.fs.fed.us/psw/mtnclim/talks/pdf/Clark.pdf
7
>30
7
proglacial lake
Glossary Term. Proglacial lake. A lake formed by the damming action of moraines in front of a glacier as the glacier melts.
tapseis.anl.gov/glossacro/dsp_wordpopup.cfm?word_id=869
8
>30
8
proglacial: Definition from Answers.com
Situated in front of a glacier. A Proglacial lake is formed between the terminus of the ice and the higher ground which is often in the form of a terminal moraine.
www.answers.com/topic/proglacial
9
>30
9
Glacial Lakes - Department of Geography - Michigan State University
www.geo.msu.edu/geogmich/glacial.html
10
>30
10
Proglacial Lake detail | Rick Allmendinger's Stuff
As shown in the movie, the Proglacial lake levels dropped as the continental ice cap melted back northwards, uncovering lower and lower spillways. This image ...
www.geo.cornell.edu/geology/faculty/RWA/photos/finger_lakes_topo_images/proglacial_lake_detail.html
Search results for "Proglacial lake"
Google: approx. 93.800
Proglacial lake in science
Calving retreat and proglacial lake growth at Hooker Glacier ...
Apr 9, 2013 ... Calving retreat and Proglacial lake growth at Hooker Glacier, Southern Alps, New Zealand. Clare M. Robertson1,*,; Martin S. Brook1,4,†,; Kat A.
Glacial Lakes - Department of Geography - Michigan State University
Proglacial lakes of Minnesota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Present-day Minnesota, with Proglacial lakes added in dark blue. The proglacial .... Department of Soil, Water and Climate, University of Minnesota. Retrieved ...
[PDF]Species Isolation and a Proglacial Lake in Southern Ohio
The Ohio State University. 1942-01. Species Isolation and a Proglacial lake in. Southern Ohio. Wolfe, John N. The Ohio Journal of Science. v42 n1 (January, ...
proglacial lake - Search CU-Boulder | University of Colorado Boulder
Results 1 - 10 ... derived sediments from a large Proglacial lake adjacent to ...
Alaskan proglacial lake - Search CU-Boulder | University of ...
Results 1 - 10 ... Showing results 1 - 10 for alaskan Proglacial lake. Relevance ...
Middle Pleistocene proglacial lake deltas of the Rhine and Meuse in ...
"Proglacial lakes have repeatedly formed along the continental margins of the ... Utrecht, Les pays-bas, k.cohen@geo.uu.nl **UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, ...
A radiocarbon wiggle-match dated age-model for the proglacial lake ...
A radiocarbon wiggle-match dated age-model for the Proglacial lake Hervavatnet , ... S.O. Dahl (3), A.Nesje (3), G.Possnert (2) (1) University Centre in Svalbard, ...
[PDF]Ithaca is Gorges Part I: Beebe Lake - Cornell University
Cornell University ... Heads moraine, eroding the moraine and causing and Proglacial lake to partially ... Figure 3: Proglacial lake at 980 feet above sea level.
[PDF]Proglacial lake sediment records of Holocene climate change in the ...
a Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University, Scott Hall Room 108, ... Sediment records from Proglacial lakes between 9 and 10 S in the western ...
Books on the term Proglacial lake
The Quaternary Period in the United States
The Quaternary Period in the United States
Alan R. Gillespie, Stephen C. Porter, Brian F. Atwater, 2004
Our understanding of individual Proglacial lakes and, importantly, their relation with other lakes and other systems has grown ... This chapter will briefly review the controls on Proglacial lake systems and present a capsule of our current ...
Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers
Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers
Vijay P. Singh, Umesh K. Haritashya, 2011
Proglacial lakes, Figure 1 Photograph of Ventisquero Holanda (54 560S, 69 070W), Cordillera Darwin, Chile, with Proglacial lake. This lake, which formed over the past several decades, is dammed by a moraine complex at its distal end.
Late Pleistocene Archaeology and Ecology in the Far Northeast
Late Pleistocene Archaeology and Ecology in the Far Northeast
Claude Chapdelaine, 2012
Large and small Proglacial lakes formed and drained, their shoreline footprints fluctuating in response to changes in ... (In some cases, geologists have conferred more than one name for a particular Proglacial lake with multiple stages in the ...
Geography: an integrated approach
Geography: an integrated approach
David Waugh, 2000
ing, North Yorkshire: a glacial lake Proglacial lakes highland present-day coastline (present-day settlements) gravel delta ... SUE Figure 4.41 Proglacial lakes and overflow channels in North Yorkshire LakeEskdale.a Proglacial lake, formed ...
Geology of Michigan
Geology of Michigan
John A. Dorr, Jr., Donald F. Eschman, 1970
It should be noted by the reader that all elevations cited in the following discussion, unless otherwise qualified, are "pre-uplift" elevations, with the warped portions of the lake features restored to horizontality. The Proglacial lake Sequence V ...
Development of Google searches


Blog posts on the term
Proglacial lake
Proglacial Lake Explained! | A Comment Post
Proglacial lake Explained! - index of Proglacial lake Explained! in A Comment Post Landform Terms, Geologic Dictionary
acommentpost.blogspot.com/2013/05/proglacial-lake-explained.html
Lake Cachet 2 Jökulhlaup Colonia Glacier, Chile | From a Glaciers Perspective
Glacier Change in a world of Climate Change
glacierchange.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/lake-cachet-2-jokulhlaup-colonia-glacier-chile/
Laurentide Paleo Ice Streams and Pro Glacial Lake Formation, Evolution and Discharge Studied - Thomas Lee Elifritz
Launch Vehicle Designer and Space Architect
cosmic.lifeform.org/laurentide-paleo-ice-streams-and-pro-glacial-lake-formation-evolution-and-discharge-studied/
Geology in the West Country: Thursday 6th June - How Britain became an Island
How Britain became an islandDr. Jenny Collier, Imperial College, London Megaflood events involving sudden discharges of exceptionally large volumes of water are rare, but can significantly affect landscape evolution, continental-scale drainage networks and climatic patterns.
geologywestcountry.blogspot.com/2013/06/thursday-6th-june-how-britain-became.html
Glacier Flowing from the Juneau Icefield to the Proglacial Lake, Alaska, USA :: Print
Glacier flowing from the juneau icefield to the Proglacial lake, alaska, usa
alaska.gallerly.com/glacier-flowing-from-the-juneau-icefield-to-the-proglacial-lake-alaska-usa
Palisade glacier lake : California
At an REI presentation on California's glaciers by Tim Palmer last night, an old timer said that the Proglacial lake on the Palisade glacier wasn't ...
www.summitpost.org/phpBB3/palisade-glacier-lake-t64100.html
Is there a difference between ribbon lakes and proglacial lakes? - Careers & Employment
Is there a difference between ribbon lakes and Proglacial lakes?,Thanks :
iphone.vv44.net/q/20130514030821AAAUBsp.html
Merzbacher Lake | Atlas Obscura
Glacial lake that mysteriously empties itself every year
www.atlasobscura.com/places/merzbacher-lake
A glacial delta complex in western Pennsylvania - Mountain Beltway - AGU Blogosphere
A week ago Saturday, my three Honors students and I went on a field trip led by Gary Fleeger of the Pennsylvania Geological Survey, to examine some cool glacial features in western Pennsylvania. The trip was associated with the joint meeting of the northeastern & north-central sections of the Geological Society of America, held in Pittsburgh.
blogs.agu.org/mountainbeltway/2011/03/28/a-glacial-delta-complex-in-western-pennsylvania/
Forces that have molded our Landscape | Lake of Bays Lane
archival photos and commentaries (by Brian Simpson)
lakeofbayslane.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/67/
123