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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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His team combined glaciological field observations with geodetic satellite measurements, which allowed them to reconstruct changes in the ice thickness of more than 19,000 glaciers worldwide.
Ma Yinghui, and staff from the Tien-shan Glaciological Station, Chinese Academy of Sciences for providing logistical support during the fieldwork.
Dr Hal Lister, a former senior lecturer in physical geography, was one of the first people to overwinter on both the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets as a scientist employed to make glaciological measurements.
Mining activities at the Kumtor mine are complicated by the glaciological and hydrogeological conditions, he said.
For Himalayan Geological / Glaciological studies, apart Wadia institute, Dehradun (DST), the Defense's Avalanche institute may also be made to involve.
However, due to lack of meteorological observations and continuous glaciological data, it is difficult to establish the relationship of climate change through glacier dynamics."
These annual measurements, maintained today by the Icelandic Glaciological Society, provide an exemplary record.
These two subareas present different oceanographic and glaciological features and generate different microbasins (Antezana, 1999) likely with different juvenile abundance and latitudinal infestation patterns.
This thematic cartography was later complemented by another large format publication in the Glaciological and Geophysical Map Folio produced by the Scott Polar Research Institute in the United Kingdom (Drewry 1983).
In the central part of Chile (taken as the region between 30 and 38[degrees]S), hydrological and climatological research studies highlight a lack of information on glaciological mass-balance observations and processes [2, 12-14]; yet such knowledge is crucial for understanding the role of glaciers in current climate and hydrological perspectives.