Definitions for "Tidewater Glacier"
A glacier which terminates in ocean water. Flexing by tidal fluctuation may accelerate calving of icebergs, thus stabilize the glacier at or just beyond the grounding line.
a glacier that ends in the ocean or in a fjord
a valley glacier which reaches the sea, and thus calves small icebergs, but is often subject to being eroded at the terminus by wave action