Definition of subglacial in English:

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subglacial

Pronunciation: /ˌsəbˈɡlāSHəl/

adjective

Geology
Situated or occurring underneath a glacier or ice sheet.
Example sentences
  • 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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