alpine glacier


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alpine glacier

[′al‚pīn ′glā·shər]
(hydrology)
A glacier lying on or occupying a depression in mountainous terrain. Also known as mountain glacier.
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After graduating from Oxford University in 1990 he took time off to travel around South-East Asia and when money ran out enrolled on a PhD course at Edinburgh University to study the response of Patagonian and Alpine glaciers to climate change.
Ongoing melting of alpine glaciers in the Himalayas will devastate the heavily irrigated farmlands of Asia by increasing floods and decreasing longterm water supplies.
New Zealand -- South Island Splendor is a 10-day traipse through rainforests, mountains, alpine glaciers and along the coast of the Tasman Sea.
Pelto helped create the North Cascades Glacier Climate Project when Ronald Reagan was president, answering a call by the National Academy of Sciences for someone to study alpine glaciers.
SPENDING a gruelling hour racing over Alpine glaciers and snowfields is just one of the career highlights of professional mountain biker Clive Forth.
The Zurich researchers found that Alpine glaciers lost 35 per cent of their total area between 1850 and 1970.
While others enjoyed the spectacular vista of hundreds of miles of mountains, rivers and Alpine glaciers, we fought to stay in the air.
The two-hour movie consists of 27 short films that match the Mass's movements, with imagery of alpine glaciers and peaceful valleys, pulsating modern cities and majestic ancient architecture.
1951, Historic and prehistoric fluctuations of alpine glaciers in the Mount Garibaldi map area, southwestern British Columbia: Journal of Geology, v.
It highlights dangers that will threaten for decades or centuries and says melting ice reduced the mass of Alpine glaciers by one-tenth in 2003.
ATHE Alpine glaciers in Kaprun and Neustift in Austria and Tignes in France should be great for a summer activity holiday.