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gla·ci·ol·o·gy

 (glā′shē-ŏl′ə-jē, -sē-)
n.
The scientific study of glaciers and their effects on the landscape.


gla′ci·o·log′ic (-ə-lŏj′ĭk), gla′ci·o·log′i·cal adj.
gla′ci·ol′o·gist n.

glaciology

(ˌɡlæsɪˈɒlədʒɪ; ˌɡleɪ-)
n
(Physical Geography) the study of the distribution, character, and effects of glaciers
glaciological, ˌglacioˈlogic adj
ˌglaciˈologist, ˈglacialist n

gla•ci•ol•o•gy

(ˌgleɪ ʃiˈɒl ə dʒi, -si-)

n.
the branch of geology that deals with the nature, distribution, and action of glaciers and their effect on the earth's topography.
[1890–95; glaci (er) + -o- + -logy]
gla`ci•o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
gla`ci•ol′o•gist, n.

glaciology

the branch of geology that studies the nature, distribution, and movement of glaciers and their effects upon the earth’s topography. — glaciologist, n.glaciological, adj.
See also: Geology
Translations

glaciology

[ˌglæsɪˈɒlədʒɪ] Nglaciología f

glaciology

nGletscherkunde f, → Glaziologie f (form)
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For the past eight years, they have had to cover the ice cave with these blankets to reduce the ice melt," glaciologist David Volken told AFP, referring to a winding ice grotto on the side of the glacier.
We're essentially in agreement with other studies that show an increase in ice discharge in the Antarctic Peninsula and the Thwaites and Pine Island region of West Antarctica," said glaciologist Jay Zwally, lead author of the study.
Lead author Daniela Jansen, a glaciologist at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany, expects that the crack will chip apart Larsen C within five years.
Only, the voice we hear on the soundtrack belongs not to Lorius --the noted French glaciologist --but rather to voice actor Michel Papineschi, while the marvelous archive footage we see onscreen has been similarly manhandled in an apparent bid to make Lorius' arctic adventures seem more dramatic.
Ice sheets are contributing to sea-level rise sooner and more significantly than expected," said glaciologist Eric Rignot, who described a worst-case scenario in which ocean levels rise by 30 feet per century, but more data and study is required, he said to understand how likely or long that might take to unfold.
Surrounded by some of the highest mountains in Norway, and with large windows providing spectacular views, the cabin is named after the French glaciologist and geographer Charles Rabot, who explored the mountain areas in the province of Nordland thoroughly.
At the old mess hall, glaciologist Gwenn Flowers from Simon Fraser University spoke about her field season and results from Glacier One.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- Glaciologist Eric Rignot of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of California, Irvine, narrates this animation depicting the processes leading to the decline of six rapidly melting glaciers in West Antarctica.
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