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noun as in mountain of ice, snow

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From January to March 2019 researchers used a variety of airborne and ship-based methods — including radar, sonar and gravity measurements — to examine the seafloor around the glacier and two neighboring ice shelves.

The channels are deeper and more complex than previously thought, and may be funneling warm ocean water all the way to the underside of the glacier, melting it from below, the researchers found.

They do, however, welcome visitors to their wild Arctic frontier, marked by 11,000-foot peaks, polar bears, and Jakobshavn, the planet’s fastest-moving glacier.

These are the shadows of mountains on Pluto—craggy peaks that are composed of deep-frozen water ice and capped with nitrogen glaciers.

Joe Levy, a geologist at Colgate University who wasn’t involved with the study, thinks the glacier research is thought provoking, but does point out it “struggles to pin down a single process that is responsible for forming each valley.”

After 50 years, members of the Huna Tlingit people can finally collect harvest sea gull eggs again in Glacier National Park.

Peacock served as an expert witness on grizzlies in federal court for Glacier National Park.

“The first time I saw Glacier National Park, it was the magical fantasy land I had always been dreaming about,” says Chin.

The highest density of wolverines left south of Canada is in Glacier National Park.

A lieutenant commander in the Navy, he was knock-out handsome with a smile that would melt a glacier.

The effect of the intense ice action above noted is rapidly to wear away the rocks of the valley in which the glacier is situated.

A trace of this colour is often visible even in the surface snow on the glacier, and sometimes also in our ordinary winter fields.

Model a river valley whose upper part is filled with a glacier.

He will foller ye right up the side of a glacier, but he ain't mentally constructed to take the lead.

The mighty glacier seemed like a great river frozen into ice, hemmed in by the steep rocks.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to glacier, such as: iceberg, ice floe, berg, floe, icecap, and glacial mass.

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