periglacial


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periglacial

[¦per·ə′glā·shəl]
(geology)
Of or pertaining to the outer perimeter of a glacier, particularly to the fringe areas immediately surrounding the great continental glaciers of the geologic ice ages, with respect to environment, topography, areas, processes, and conditions influenced by the low temperature of the ice.
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Field guides for three of the six field trips scheduled during the March 2017 Geological Society of America northeastern and north-central sections meeting provide a walking tour of the geologic materials used to build Pittsburgh during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a driving tour of Pleistocene periglacial features from the Pittsburgh low plateau to the Allegheny Mountains, and a driving tour of the Johnstown Flood National Memorial.
Developments in the use of digital elevation models in periglacial geomorphology and glaciology.
On the other hand, most of the post-depositional processes must be related to periglacial conditions.
Tropical South America during the Last Glacial Maximum: evidence from glacial, periglacial and fluvial records.
The draft law prohibits all kinds of activities that can affect condition or function of glaciers and periglacial environment, especially activities leading to their destruction, ruin or degradation.
From time to time, conditions may allow ground ice to flow more quickly than usual, creating some of the periglacial features at Mars's high latitudes.
El area de Machu Picchu puede ser definida como periglacial, en donde la actividad glacial ha sido muy importante al observar la proximidad de los picos nevados de Salcantay y Veronica a 15 y 18 km, respectivamente al este y al sur, de Machu Picchu, los dos asociados a glaciares.
Like much of the Cairngorms, it's subjected to continuous periglacial weathering and covered in the scree produced by the severe sub-Arctic climate.