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glacial

1. characterized by the presence of masses of ice
2. relating to, caused by, or deposited by a glacier
3. (of a chemical compound) of or tending to form crystals that resemble ice

Glacial

 

intervals of time in the geological history of the earth, characterized by a strong cooling of the climate and the development of extensive continental ice sheets.

glacial

[′glā·shəl]
(geology)
Pertaining to an interval of geologic time which was marked by an equatorward advance of ice during an ice age; the opposite of interglacial; these intervals are variously called glacial periods, glacial epochs, glacial stages, and so on.
(hydrology)
Pertaining to ice, especially in great masses such as sheets of land ice or glaciers.
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Imja is one of thousands of glacial lakes in the Himalayas.
It is part of Mr Kedge's long-term mission to share the fascinating geology of the stone with a wider audience and he has published a pamphlet and developed a glacial boulder walking trail.
As well as Game of Thrones, Glacial Art have also worked on other exciting projects including costumes for Angelina Jolie in the film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.
That allows us to actually build a better model for how the earthquake source works," which in turn could enhance the measurement of glacial calving and its influence on sea levels.
Brian Anderson, a glaciologist at Wellington's Victoria University, said that the glacial retreat was undoubtedly caused by climate change.
A source said the inspection team was "stunned" to see the glacial lakes formed along the 16 km long trek leading to Neelkanth lake.
This may have been possible if the ice front stagnated or the blocks could have been washed out during a glacial flood or "jokulhaup".
For years Bhutan has faced the risk of a natural disaster known as a glacial lake outburst flood, but assistance from Japan's international cooperation agency is helping lower risks, a senior Bhutanese official said in a recent interview.
Rising temperatures in the tropical Andes--home to 99 per cent of the world's tropical glaciers--are leading to extensive glacial melt according to a comprehensive study published in the Cryosphere.
ICELANDIC WATER HOLDINGS, bottlers of Icelandic Glacial premium natural spring water, have redesigned the logo, bottle and outer box packaging to better embrace the brand's native country of Iceland.
Qiu, the brand manager, said brightness, thermal dissipation and material cost are prioritized concerns in developing LED lighting, while Glacial Tech has combined skills in thermal-dissipation, power supply, and LED technology concepts to overcome difficulties.
Lanzhou (China), May 1 (Xinhua-ANI): The number of glacial lakes in the Himalayas has reduced in recent years, but their total area has increased, a research revealed here on Tuesday.