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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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In materials such as overconsolidated fractured glacial till, shear strength decreases over time following excavation or erosion of overburden (Terzaghi and Peck 1967; Duncan and Dunlop 1969).
The dye will be thrown from the upper part of the glacier which if reached at the bottom will ensure the water discharge of glacial lake and vice versa.
'The main idea here is to explore several ideas at once, because the most effective way to improve the safety of people living in areas affected by glacial retreat is to deploy not just one but a combination of systems,' says Anton Schleiss, an honorary professor of civil engineering at EPFL and former head of EPFL's Platform of Hydraulic Constructions (LCH).
The Rogheli Gol glacier from where the flood erupted consists of Khundar, Hongyak Gol, Kakeli and Payosadar glaciers, which feed two glacial lakes located 21 kilometers downward.
The glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) occurred after the Jam Ashpar glacier's banks - a favourite destination of the tourists to Chitral - gave way.
The glacial lake outburst flood is the first such incident in Golen valley since 2015.
The Shisper Glacier had receded after heavy water flow below the surging glacier and had reduced the risk for glacial flooding in the region.
The satellite images received by Pakistan Meteorological Department show the glacial lake at Shisper Glacier to be contracting which had mitigated the disaster risk, an official said.
GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan Disaster Management Authority (GBDMA) has issued instructions, urging the residents of Hassanabad village of district Hunza to remain alert and cooperate with the authorities in view of potential threat by glacial expansion.
Youngevity announced that it will be adding Icelandic Glacial to its growing, multifaceted lineup of lifestyle brands in the health, wellness, and food and beverage industries by agreeing to an exclusive sales and marketing agreement with the brand.
Glaciers located on the mountain ranges of the World namely Alps, Himalaya, Karakoram and Hindu Kush have thousands of glaciers and glacial lakes.