Ice chunks break off the Tasman Glacier | tutor2u Geography

As a result of glacial calving on the glacier, a 2 metre tidal surge occurred on the glacial meltwater lake below.

The process of glacial calving occurs every few years and is a natural process caused by meltwater underneath the glacier going into the glacier and the pressure snapping sections off. This recent event however was significantly larger than other events and has led to a third of the lake being filled with ice chunks. The current south-east wind has led to the ice collecting in the north of the lake, but it is likely that the ice will spread out across the lake over the coming days. For more information on this story, check out the following report:

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