Alpine glacier

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Noun1.Alpine glacier - a glacier that moves down from a high valleyAlpine glacier - a glacier that moves down from a high valley
glacier - a slowly moving mass of ice
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A heterogeneous collection of navigable balloons of all sizes and types gathered over the Bernese Oberland, crushed and burnt the twenty-five Swiss air-ships' that unexpectedly resisted this concentration in the battle of the Alps, and then, leaving the Alpine glaciers and valleys strewn with strange wreckage, divided into two fleets and set itself to terrorise Berlin and destroy the Franconian Park, seeking to do this before the second air-fleet could be inflated.
Retreating glaciers, also resulting from rising temperatures, threaten sites such as Kilimanjaro National Park, which boasts Africa's highest peak, and the Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, home to the largest Alpine glacier," said the report.
The demise of the Alpine glacier to which Hintermeier has devoted his scholarly life palpably demonstrates that today's consumerist humans certainly do not live in such accord.
You could also stop and visit the Alpine glacier ice caves as you make your way down.
High & Blighty was written to commemorate the start of the World War I centenary and followed the madcap adventures of two airmen, Bunny and Ginger, in their quest to return home after being frozen inside an Alpine glacier for almost a century.
A 5,300-year-old man found sticking out of an Alpine glacier in 1991 possessed more genes in common with Neandertals than Europeans today do.
Summary: DNA testing suggests Oetzi, a 3,500-year-old mummy found in an Alpine glacier in 1991, had brown eyes and was lactose intolerant.
Melting ice can unlock ancient secrets from the ground, as with the discovery in 1991 of "Oetzi," a 5,300-year-old warrior whose body had been preserved through the millennia inside an Alpine glacier.
People have tried everything from prayer, to natural biocides (Otzi, the 5,300-year-old hunter found frozen in an Alpine glacier in 1991, carried fungal oils to treat intestinal parasites), to cautery (scorching wounds with a hot iron).
These increases coincide with a total reduction in Alpine glacier volume of about 12% between 1999 and 2008, according to a report by Daniel Farinotti and colleagues in the August 2009 issue of Global and Planetary Change.
A Solihull woman was recovering in hospital in Austria last night after she was dramatically rescued from a crevasse on an Alpine glacier.
Experienced railroaders say this is the most scenic portion of the Alaska railroad with terrain from the coast of Turnagain Arm climbing to the alpine glacier country of Grandview.