Definition of glacier
: a large body of ice moving slowly down a slope or valley or spreading outward on a land surface
Recent Examples of glacier from the Web
Such an event, which happened around the end of the last ice age when glaciers were in retreat, could put methane into the air, scientists think.
Experts say the country recognized its financial interests were being harmed by climate change in demonstrable ways, from rainfall patterns and altered river flows to melting glaciers.
The ecosystem makes a full sweep from alpine wetlands through grasslands and steppes to alpine meadows and snowy mountains and glaciers.
Instead, the park is on track to lose its glaciers within a generation.
Kevin Bacher, the public-information officer for the national park, said the woman was part of a three-member party that had climbed the glacier Saturday morning.
If the weather cooperates, the 13-year-old Naperville girl and her father, Rodney Westlake, will be standing on a glacier Sunday preparing to ascend to the top of Denali.
Between the administration's budget, and its lubricious impulse to monetize everything, if the glaciers disappear, the naming rights to Exxon-Mobil National Park and Energy Terminal will bring in millions.
There have been sporadic floods related to the eruption as the glacier melts from the heat from the new fissure –
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GLACIER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of glacier for English Language Learners
: a very large area of ice that moves slowly down a slope or valley or over a wide area of land
GLACIER Defined for Kids
Definition of glacier for Students
: a large body of ice moving slowly down a slope or over a wide area of land
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