Introduction to the Bering Glacier System, Alaska/Canada: Early observations and scientific investigations, and key geographic features
Published:May 01, 2010
Bruce F. Molnia, Austin Post, 2010. "Introduction to the Bering Glacier System, Alaska/Canada: Early observations and scientific investigations, and key geographic features", Bering Glacier: Interdisciplinary Studies of Earth's Largest Temperate Surging Glacier, Robert A. Shuchman, Edward G. Josberger
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The purpose of this chapter is to introduce the reader to the Bering Glacier and the Bering Glacier System. This will be done by (1) providing a summary of the early observations and geographic descriptions of Bering Glacier, (2) identifying scientific studies that have provided insights to the unique character of the Bering Glacier System and its unique surroundings, and (3) presenting descriptions of key geographic features that are part of the system and its surroundings. The Bering Glacier System is the largest glacier in continental North America and the largest temperate surging glacier on Earth.