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glacial US English

Relating to, resulting from, or denoting the presence or agency of ice, especially in the form of glaciers

glacial US Thesaurus

glacial conditions

late-glacial US English

Of or relating to the later stages of the final glaciation, from the beginning of the rise in temperature about 15,000 years ago to about 10,000 years ago

glacial period US English

A period in the earth’s history when polar and mountain ice sheets were unusually extensive across the earth’s surface

late glacial in late-glacial US English

Of or relating to the later stages of the final glaciation, from the beginning of the rise in temperature about 15,000 years ago to about 10,000 years ago

periglacial US English

Relating to or denoting an area adjacent to a glacier or ice sheet or otherwise subject to repeated freezing and thawing

postglacial US English

Of or relating to the period since the last continental glaciation (the Wisconsin in North America), beginning with the sudden rise in temperature about 10,000 years ago

preglacial US English

Of, relating to, or denoting a time before a glacial period

subglacial US English

Situated or occurring underneath a glacier or ice sheet