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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the area around the edge of a glacier.


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peri- +‎ glacial


  • Extensive periglacial phenomena, such as solifluction fields, are still active at higher elevations.

    Ecoregions of Nevada (EPA)

  • 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 [190].

    Phenotypic responses of arctic species to changes in climate and ultraviolet-B radiation

  • 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.

    Teide National Park, Spain

  • Changing climates have also influenced landscape development, highlighted most recently by late Cainozoic and Pleistocene glacial and periglacial events.

    Tasmanian Wilderness, Australia

  • The basin displays an array of periglacial and glacial forms which cover a wide range of phases of growth.

    Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, India

  • 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.

    Valdivian temperate forests

  • Seppàƒ⣬àƒ⢺ New permafrost formed in peat hummocks pounus, Finnish Lapland, Permafrost and periglacial processes 9, 367-373, 1998.

    Predict future climate change! « Climate Audit

  • 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.

    3. Out of Africa

  • Sadly, his stiff old bones were not able to resist the ravages of another harsh winter on the periglacial steppes.

    The Plains of Passage


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