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

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 That spells bad news for the regional tourism industry that relies on the glaciers, said Christoph Mayer, a senior scientist in the geodesy and glaciology group at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Munich. Victoria Milko, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Nov. 2021 But if Thwaites goes, neighboring glaciers could follow, said U.S. National Science Foundation glaciology program director Paul Cutler. Arkansas Online, 4 Feb. 2022 In that desolate, frozen, isolation, scientists perform vital astrophysics, biology, geology, glaciology, geomorphology, ice core, ocean, and climate systems research. Lukas Harnisch, SPIN, 20 Jan. 2022 The various projects involve around 40 researchers in disciplines such as botanicals, cartography and glaciology and is supported by the Stelvio National Park and Italy’s University of Padua. Washington Post, 13 Nov. 2021 The various projects involve around 40 researchers in disciplines such as botanicals, cartography and glaciology and is supported by the Stelvio National Park and Italy's University of Padua. Adela Suliman, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Nov. 2021 Esperanza Research Station, where the record reading was observed, is an Argentine research station used for studies in glaciology, meteorology, climate science, seismology, and oceanography. Matthew Cappucci, Anchorage Daily News, 2 July 2021 Expert guides will also be on the tour, available to teach guests about marine biology, glaciology and Antarctic history. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, 21 July 2021 Knight covers vast swaths of territory with this book, from a careful examination of the development of glaciology, to thoughtful critiques of art and literature inspired by and focusing upon glaciers. David James, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Dec. 2020 See More

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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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“Glaciology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glaciology. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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