Definition of subglacial in English:


Syllabification: sub·gla·cial
Pronunciation: /ˌsəbˈglāSHəl


  • Situated or occurring underneath a glacier or ice sheet.
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    • A notable signature of the ice-sheet readvance during the Killard Point Stadial was the subglacial transfer of large volumes of detritus to tidewater margins.
    • The majority of these flutes commence in the lee of Carboniferous and Permian boulders, indicative of a local subglacial origin.
    • However, the listric thrust geometries together with imbricated bedrock point to a subglacial origin.

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