Glacier Features: Glacier terminus

Glacier at the head of Canon Fiord, Ellesmere Island, CanadaGlacier at the head of Canon Fiord, Ellesmere Island, Canada.

Athabasca Glacier, Jasper National Park, Alberta, CanadaAthabasca Glacier, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada.

Terminus of a melting glacierTerminus of a melting glacier. —Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration / Department of Commerce. Credit: Michael Van Woert. Photograph by Giuseppe Zibordi.

Margin of a piedmont glacier, Bylot Island, Canada. The margin of this glacier is 30 meters high. —Source: Natural Resources Canada. Photograph by Ron DiLabio. Copyright Terrain Sciences Division, Geological Survey of Canada.

Terminus of a piedmont glacier, Bylot Island, CanadaTerminus of a piedmont glacier, Bylot Island, Canada. The terminus of this glacier is 30 meters high. —Source: Natural Resources Canada. Photograph by Ron DiLabio. Copyright Terrain Sciences Division, Geological Survey of Canada.

Pair of outlet glaciers, Royal Society Fiord, Northeast Baffin Island, CanadaPair of outlet glaciers, Royal Society Fiord, Northeast Baffin Island, Canada. These two glaciers originate in the same ice cap, but are flowing at different rates. The tidewater glacier on the left is flowing faster, which causes the heavy crevassing on its surface. —Source: Natural Resources Canada. Photograph by Ron DiLabio. Copyright Terrain Sciences Division, Geological Survey of Canada.