glaciology

noun
gla·​ci·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌglā-shē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce glaciology (audio) , -sē- \

Definition of glaciology

: any of the branches of science dealing with snow or ice accumulation, glaciation, or glacial epochs

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Other Words from glaciology

glaciological \ ˌglā-​shē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce glaciology (audio) , -​sē-​ \ adjective
glaciologist \ ˌglā-​shē-​ˈä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce glaciology (audio) , -​sē-​ \ noun

Examples of glaciology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is a disarming approach to the otherwise challenging world of glaciology and the impact of the Big Data Revolution on the conduct of scientific research. Charlotte Gray, WSJ, "Two Books on Travels in the New North," 11 Dec. 2020 Temperatures from May to early August in the region have been 9 degrees (5 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1980 to 2010 average, University of Ottawa glaciology professor Luke Copland said. Seth Borenstein, Anchorage Daily News, "Canada’s last intact Arctic ice shelf collapses after years of warmer summers," 7 Aug. 2020 Temperatures from May to early August in the region have been 9 degrees (5 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1980 to 2010 average, University of Ottawa glaciology professor Luke Copland said. Seth Borenstein, Star Tribune, "Canada's last intact ice shelf collapses due to warming," 7 Aug. 2020 Temperatures from May to early August in the region have been 9 degrees warmer than the 1980 to 2010 average, University of Ottawa glaciology professor Luke Copland said. Seth Borenstein, chicagotribune.com, "Canada’s last intact ice shelf collapses due to a hot summer and global warming, scientists say," 7 Aug. 2020 Every year, several projects related to atmospheric, glaciology, and geological sciences are undertaken to unearth the hidden mysteries of the continent. Pradeep Tomar, Quartz India, "Indian scientists in Antarctica are under their own version of a lockdown," 13 May 2020 This was big data come to glaciology, each reflected point tied to coordinates in space—as though the team suddenly had one million GPS units on the glacier at once. Paul Voosen, Science Magazine, "A project to monitor every aspect of a fast-shrinking glacier could hold an answer to an urgent question: How fast will seas rise?," 10 Oct. 2019 The expedition team had members from eight countries who conducted research in a range of areas, including biology, glaciology and meteorology. Fox News, "New ‘window into the planet’ installed in Mount Everest’s ‘death zone’," 15 June 2019 Dr. Sharp, also a glaciology professor at the university, said there was water all over the floor, and steam rising from puddles of ancient water. Tatiana Schlossberg, New York Times, "An Ice Scientist’s Worst Nightmare," 11 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of glaciology

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glaciology

Latin glacies + International Scientific Vocabulary -logy

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The first known use of glaciology was in 1889

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“Glaciology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glaciology. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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