gla·​ci·​ol·​o·​gy | \ˌglā-shē-ˈä-lə-jē, -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, -​sē-​ \ adjective
glaciologist \ˌglā-​shē-​ˈä-​lə-​jist, -​sē-​ \ noun

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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 Though the focus is mainly on studying climate, glaciology, and Earth’s magnetic field, life on the base also mimics some of the difficulties associated with space travel. Philip Toledano, National Geographic, "8 Amazing Places You Can Visit ‘Mars’ on Earth," 12 Dec. 2016

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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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