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. 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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