meltwater

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melt·wa·ter

 (mĕlt′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
n.
Water that comes from melting snow or ice.

meltwater

(ˈmɛltˌwɔːtə)
n
melted snow or ice

melt•wa•ter

(ˈmɛltˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər)

n.
water from melted snow or ice.

melt·wa·ter

(mĕlt′wô′tər)
Water that comes from melting snow or ice, especially from a glacier.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.meltwater - melted snow or icemeltwater - melted snow or ice      
H2O, water - binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
Translations

meltwater

[ˈmeltwɔːtəʳ] Nagua f de fusión de la nieve

meltwater

[ˈmɛltˌwɔːtəʳ] nacque fpl di fusione
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None of the glaciers of this latter period actually reached Ludlow, but three came very close and their meltwaters careered through the area, hollowing out channels and depositing sediments.
Rocks carried down in glacial meltwaters were used as cobbles along Ludlow's main street during the early 19th century to discourage cattle from straying too close to the houses of the well off.
But the glaciers, and their meltwaters, have left Ludlow with plenty to be grateful for, including its attractive, undulating landscape, the soils that have helped it to become a destination for food-lovers, and the settlement-friendly hill and river that encouraged its establishment.
In the Southwest, raging meltwaters washed out a bridge in the town of Kangerlussuaq on July 11.
By measuring microwave energy coming off Greenland, satellites can see how much meltwater there is versus how much ice.
At Summit Camp, meltwater refreezes in place, but at lower elevations it runs off into the oceans and contributes to sea level rise.
The meltwaters from Greenland's glaciers alone could cause a rise in global sea levels of up to half a metre by the end of this century," the paper quoted him, as saying.
Sir David said the implications of Arctic meltwater disrupting the flow of ocean currents, which maintain global climate were 'hard to overstate'.
Sir David said that if warming leads the Antarctic ice shelves to collapse then vast quantities of land ice and meltwater will slide into the sea and cause a major rise in sea levels around the globe.
High concentrations of Ca2+ and Mg2+in meltwaters reflect the lithological influence of carboniferous sedimentary rocks in the basin.
Considering the importance of predicting runoff from glacierized basins in the face of global warming and increased population pressure in areas influenced by glacial meltwaters, a fundamental question is the degree to which large and small glacierized basins exhibit consistent hydrological, sedimentological, hydrochemical, and hydrometeorological behavior.