Definition of glaciology in English:

glaciology

Syllabification: gla·ci·ol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌglāSHēˈäləjē
 
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noun

  • The study of the internal dynamics and effects of glaciers.
    More example sentences
    • Both institutions will collaborate on synthesis, and will welcome involvement from parties with expertise on geomorphology, ecology, and Dry Valleys glaciology.
    • During the expedition, which lasted more than three months, its members performed research work in glaciology, meteorology, geophysics, geology, geochemistry, mineralogy, hydrogeology, zoology, botany, and ecology.
    • He alternates chapters about all aspects of ‘the Ice’ - glaciology, ice-pack dynamics, ice shelves, etc. with chapters on exploration, literature, Antarctic science, and geopolitics.

Derivatives

glaciological

Pronunciation: /-SHēəˈläjikəl/
adjective
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  • Unique geological, glaciological, and meteorological studies continue there from purpose-built bases around the edge of Antarctica or at the South Pole.
  • Polar ice shelves are significant and widespread glaciological features in Antarctica.
  • Since 1702, floods caused by glaciological conditions have repeatedly caused death and destruction in the region.

glaciologist

noun
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  • A glaciologist said the crevasses could be wide open, waiting to swallow the unwary.
  • It's becoming more and more obvious to glaciologists worldwide that ice shelves form a buttressing effect to the inland ice.
  • European glaciologists had drilled the high point to bedrock back in the early 1990s.

Origin

late 19th century: from Latin glacies 'ice' + -logy.

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