The Bering Glacier in a sentence
1. The Bering Glacier is the largest glacier in North America, covering 2,008 square miles (5,200 km) alone.
2. The Bering Strait, the Bering Sea, Bering Island, the Bering Glacier and the Bering Land Bridge were all named in his honor.
3. Warmer temperatures and changes in precipitation over the past century have thinned the Bering Glacier by several thousand meters.
4. The Bering Glacier exhibits "surges", acceleration events of the flow rate of the glacier, every 20 years or so. During these periods the glacier terminus advances.
5. Most glaciers along the Alaskan coast have been retreating along with the Bering Glacier.
6. The Wrangell and St. Elias mountain ranges that spawn the Bering Glacier were created by the collision of the Pacific and North American tectonic plates [the Pacific Plate is sliding underneath (being subducted by) the North American Plate]. The weight of the vast amount of ice in the Bering Glacier is enough to depress the Earth's crust, stabilizing the boundary between the two plates.
7. The Bering Glacier flows from the Bagley Icefield at the western end of the ridge, while the southeast slopes of the ridge head the Yahtse Glacier.
8. For example, it rises 8000 feet (2440 m) above the Bering Glacier to the south in about 4 horizontal miles (6.4 km).
9. Research from ERIM provided technology for military surveillance, as well as information and models for better prediction and understanding of floods, fires, agricultural crops and remotely sensed information, including studies of the Bering Glacier.
10. The Bering Glacier complex near the southeastern border with Yukon, Canada, covers 2,250 square miles (5,800 km) alone.
11. The river begins at Vitus Lake, which takes in meltwater from mouth of the Bering Glacier, and flows southwest to the Gulf of Alaska.
12. The Bering Glacier is the largest glacier in North America, covering 2,008 square miles (5,200 km) alone.
13. The remote peak is situated on land managed by Chugach National Forest, 72 mi (116 km) northeast of Cordova, and 20 mi (32 km) north of the Bering Glacier, North America's largest glacier.
- 2,008 square miles
- 5,200 km
- October 1998
- the United States Bureau of Land Management
- approximately 65%
- the Bureau of Land Management
- 87 million acres
- 35 million hectares
- The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
- the United States Fish and Wildlife Service
- 16 million acres
- 6.5 million
- 101 million acres
- 41 million
- the Alaska Statehood Act
- The University of Alaska
- Another 44 million acres
- 18 million hectares
- Individual Native
- about one percent
- Southeast Alaska
- Köppen Cfc
- 130 cm
- over 150
- 380 cm
- 41 cm
- 190 cm
- Western Alaska
- the Gulf of Alaska
- farther north
- the Seward Peninsula
- i. e.
- Kotzebue Sound
- less than 10
- 25 cm