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periglacial

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  • Periglacial — is an adjective referring to places in the edges of glacial areas, normally those related to past ice ages rather than those in the modern era. That is to say, at the time in question, the area was not buried by flowing ice but was subject to… …   Wikipedia

  • periglacial — areas, objects or processes near the edge of a glacier …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • periglacial — /per i glay sheuhl/, adj. Geol. occurring or operating adjacent to the margin of a glacier. [1925 30; PERI + GLACIAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • periglacial — adjective pɛɹəˈɡleɪʃəl Of or pertaining to the area around the edge of a glacier. See Also: periglaciation …   Wiktionary

  • periglacial —   the area at the edge of a glacier or ice sheet which is not covered by ice but experiences very cold conditions. May also be used to refer to high altitude environments or cold high latitudes as well …   Geography glossary

  • periglacial — pe|ri|gla|ci|al Mot Agut Adjectiu invariable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • periglacial —    (adjective)    Pertaining to processes, conditions, areas, climates, and topographic features occurring at the immediate margins of glaciers and ice sheets, and influenced by cold temperature of the ice. The term was originally introduced to… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • periglacial — adjective Geology relating to or denoting an area adjacent to a glacier or ice sheet or otherwise subject to repeated freezing and thawing …   English new terms dictionary

  • periglacial — peri·glacial …   English syllables

  • periglacial — adj. of or relating to a region adjoining a glacier …   Useful english dictionary

  • valley — valleylike, adj. /val ee/, n., pl. valleys. 1. an elongated depression between uplands, hills, or mountains, esp. one following the course of a stream. 2. an extensive, more or less flat, and relatively low region drained by a great river system …   Universalium

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