glacial flow

glacial flow

[¦glā·shəl ′flō]
(hydrology)
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Instruments to measure the glacial flow, speed and thickness have been left on the glacier for another 12 months collecting data.
I swing hard at a thick, glacial flow of ice twisting the gutter overhead.
"Driven by dim sunlight, this would be directly comparable to the hydrological cycle that feeds ice caps on Earth, where water is evaporated from the oceans, falls as snow, and returns to the seas through glacial flow."
Not just the melting on the surface, but melting at the base of the ice sheet, which is causing much faster glacial flow into the ocean.
Plant geography, soil character, rock cycles, tectonics, weathering, groundwater, surface water flow, glacial flow, desert and coastal environments are covered in turn, with the final chapter focusing on the relevance of physical geography to environmental issues, with recent case studies.
Yet there's something irresistible about watching the glacial flow of pitch.
These structures are believed to be caused by the passage of loose debris and ice during the 'Amazonian' period (which continues to this day) due to glacial flow along the channel.
The 100-year-old mountain railway, which now has four uniquely-designed stops (but all of them with the same look, hinting at the curve of the mountains, glacial flow and other echoes of nature), winds up the mountain on the city's northern edge to the village of Hungerberg.
Already, dry season water resources are under stress, and demand continues to increase, so any reduction in glacial flow could potentially lead to widespread hardship for those who rely on glacial run-off for their water supply, which could in turn, create geopolitical tension.
The output is most commonly a map showing predicted lithologic units, structures and suggested field traverses or a series of maps that show predicted units (bedrock, surficial, tectonic, etc.), various geological structures (faults, lineaments, contacts, fold axes, glacial flow indicators, etc.), bedrock outcrop and areas in which to focus field mapping.
Written especially to draw attention to underutilized yet remarkably powerful and profound human attributes, A New Romanticism explores the profound emotions of hope and despair, the majesty of the natural world, the glacial flow of time, and the twin cycles of creation and destruction.
These are informally discussed as: (a) phase 1, early glacial flow; (b) phase 2, glacial maximum; and (c) phase 3, late glacial flow.