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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.
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glaciology

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

glaciology

[ˌglæsɪˈɒlədʒɪ] Nglaciología f
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glaciology

nGletscherkunde f, → Glaziologie f (form)
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Recently, a picture of Princess Elsa dressed up as a glaciologist while in an Alaskan ice field became viral on Twitter, garnering more than 10,000 likes and counting.
Matthias Huss, Glaciologist at the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich) and Head of the Swiss Glacier Monitoring Network (GLAMOS) said the pace of snowmelt has been faster over the last years than the case a hundred years ago.
"When you look at several decades, it is best to sit back in your chair before looking at the results, because it is a bit scary to see how fast it is changing," said French glaciologist Eric Rignot, of the University of California at Irvine.
The Australian Antarctic Division glaciologist Dr Ben Galton-Fenzi said the research was critical to helping scientists predict how the melting of Antarctic glaciers would change the world's oceans.
"From a historical perspective, today's melt rates are off the charts," said Sarah Das, a glaciologist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
According to Joe MacGegor, a glaciologist at NASA's Space Flight Center, (https://www.foxnews.com/science/nasa-concerned-as-iceberg-twice-the-size-of-new-york-city-is-about-to-break-off-from-antarctica) depending on where the cracks merge , the stability of the entire shelf could be put at risk.
"Once you start looking for structures beneath the ice that look like an impact crater, Hiawatha sticks out like a sore thumb," said Joseph MacGregor, a glaciologist at Nasa Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland and a co-author of the study.
BEIJING:The ever-growing glacier retreat in Asia, including the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, may lead to a large number of climate refugees and affect the lives of over one billion residents in countries like China, Pakistan, India, Iran, and Kazakhstan some 50 years from now, a Chinese glaciologist warned.
It is a troubling turn in the life of an idealistic glaciologist. Now in his early sixties, Zeno bewails the loss of his beloved glaciers, the disintegration of his marriage, and the foundering of his increasingly irrelevant career.
AN Antarctic glacier has been named after Aberystwyth University glaciologist.
"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.