- adj. geomorphology Of or pertaining to the area around the edge of a glacier.
- peri- + glacial (Wiktionary)
“Extensive periglacial phenomena, such as solifluction fields, are still active at higher elevations.”
“The arctic periglacial environment represents a unique mosaic of unstable habitats (gradation between terrestrial and shallow wetland environments) where large variations in cyanobacterial and algal diversity, productivity, and life strategy exist .”
“Overall the climate of gentle winters and dry summers is mellowed by the cold Canarian current but a thermal inversion and the mountain's height isolates it from marine influences, and Las Cañadas has a harsh climate; freeze-thaw processes near the summit create active periglacial forms.”
“Changing climates have also influenced landscape development, highlighted most recently by late Cainozoic and Pleistocene glacial and periglacial events.”
“The basin displays an array of periglacial and glacial forms which cover a wide range of phases of growth.”
“Associated with these weathering processes are a number of unique surface features that develop only in periglacial environments.”
“Some areas in the coastal range between 38°S and 40°S including specific places in Argentine Patagonia could have remained free of ice and periglacial processes that restricted the persistence of vegetation in the proximity of glaciers.”
“Seppàƒ⣬àƒ⢺ New permafrost formed in peat hummocks pounus, Finnish Lapland, Permafrost and periglacial processes 9, 367-373, 1998.”
“Apparently, however, Homo erectus lacked the technology to settle in anything more than tropical and temperate latitudes, for it was not until the very end of the Ice Age that humans mastered arctic and periglacial environments in Europe and northern Asia, or ventured on boats to New Guinea and Australia.”
“Sadly, his stiff old bones were not able to resist the ravages of another harsh winter on the periglacial steppes.”
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List of adjectives such as everduring that do not frequent common speech and writing. A continuation of my list Adjectival Arcana, which had grown to over 7700 words and had become far too cumbersome.
Environmental Ice and Snow
(excluding all the food ice)
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