from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A huge mass of ice slowly flowing over a land mass, formed from compacted snow in an area where snow accumulation exceeds melting and sublimation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large body of ice which flows under its own mass, usually downhill.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An immense field or stream of ice, formed in the region of perpetual snow, and moving slowly down a mountain slope or valley, as in the Alps, or over an extended area, as in Greenland.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The form in which the snow, falling on the higher parts of those mountain-ranges which are above the snow-line, finds its way down into the valleys.
- n. A vessel for holding ice and cooling wine.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a slowly moving mass of ice
A big risk of doing that is what they call glacier dust, which can make you quite sick, almost to same effects as like food poisoning.
Hence the name glacier, which is derived from the Latin, glacies; French, glace, glacier.
Satellite and ice measurements show the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are losing mass at an increasing rate, and mountain glacier melting is accelerating;
Ancient ecosystem thrives millions of years below Antarctic glacier is a EurekAlert article describing the discovery of an Antarctic ecosystem.
Up here as well, photos from glaciers 100yrs ago compared to now are overwhelming in how little of the glacier is left.
The forty-eight-acre lake at the center of Moraine Hills State Park formed when a large piece of ice broke away from the main glacier (Wisconsonian glaciation period) and melted.
I do believe that they are chosen for convenience, but that would make our sample of long-term glacier a convencience sample, not a random sample.
Another point is when a glacier is shortening, there is less counterpressure less friction against the pressure of the top ice, and that also speeds-up the glacier…
Climbers found body in glacier, near where training craft crashed
Then, farther south around Hudson's Bay, there is a broad belt of deep glacial clay originally covered by the old Keewatin glacier, and 200 miles wide.