from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mountain top or rocky element of a ridge that is surrounded by glacial ice but is not covered by ice; a peak protruding from the surface ice sheet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. In Greenland, an insular hill or mountain surrounded by an ice sheet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A crest or ridge of rock appearing above the surface of the inland ice in Greenland.
At Merger, a "nunatak" or rocky peak sticking out of the ice, the only evidence of a visit by U.S. scientists in 1975 is a tiny metal stake covered by a pile of rocks.
Peggy said ... nunatak: I believe that the issue of monomaniacalness (if that's a word) is really central to the issue of making the culture of science more welcoming to women.
Data Not Shown is a new science blog by UK postdoc Karen James (aka nunatak).
Peggy said ... nunatak: I'll keep an eye on the SciFri blogs
One of us, in any case, found immense enjoyment in rolling one big block after another down the steep slopes of the nunatak.
We very soon put our things together, and came down the nunatak even more quickly.
But in one place a nunatak about 250 feet high stood out in front of the precipice, and the ascent of this offered no great difficulty.
I looked at the map and it should have been a nunatak, but the present ice margin was about 10 kilometers away.
Sunday update: I woke up in the middle of the night last night thinking that I really ought to point out that the opinions expressed in this post belong to me, nunatak, and do not necessarily reflect those of fellow blogger Peter Mc or The Beagle Project.
I (nunatak) will be speaking on "Darwin the young explorer" at the Natural History Museum in the Nature Live venue (live stream here).
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