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Deglaciation is the uncovering of a region of land from beneath a glacier or ice sheet by the retreat of it due to shrinkage by either melting or calving of the ice sheet or glacier.[1] A significant example of deglaciation, and subsequent sea level rise is Meltwater pulse 1A.


The term deglaciation describes retreat of the cryosphere.

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  1. ^ Neuendorf, K.K.E., J.P. Mehl, Jr., and J.A. Jackson, J.A., eds. (2005) Glossary of Geology (5th ed.). Alexandria, Virginia, American Geological Institute. 779 pp. ISBN 0-922152-76-4

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Uriarte, A. (nd) Chapter 10. Deglaciation. Earth’s Climate History Global climate evolution during the last deglaciation