East-looking, July 1994, photograph showing a large
volume of turbulent, sediment laded flood water discharging from the
margin of Bering Glacier during a large surge-related outburst flood.
Chugach National Forest, Chugach Mountains, Alaska. Bering Glacier
flows through Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park. Photo credit: USGS
A jökulhlaup is a glacier outburst flood resulting from
the failure of a glacier-ice-dam or glacier-sediment-dam, or from the melting
of glacier ice by a volcanic eruption (Icelandic).