periglacial

adjective

peri·​glacial
¦perə+
: of or relating to the area marginal to a frozen or ice-covered region (as an ice sheet or glacier) especially with respect to its climate or the influence of its climate upon geological processes
periglacial topography
periglacial weathering
periglacial wind actionJournal of Geology

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary peri- + glacial

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“Periglacial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/periglacial. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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