supraglacial


supraglacial
   Carried upon, deposited from, or pertaining to the top surface of a glacier or ice sheet; said of meltwater streams, till, drift, etc.
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  • supraglacial — su·pra·glacial …   English syllables

  • supraglacial — /suprəˈgleɪʃəl/ (say soohpruh glayshuhl) adjective of or relating to the surface of a glacier …   Australian English dictionary

  • supraglacial — “+ adjective Etymology: supra + glacier + al : of, relating to, or situated or occurring at the surface of a glacier …   Useful english dictionary

  • Supraglacial lake — A supraglacial lake is any pond of liquid water on the top of a glacier. Although these pools are wict|ephemeral, they may reach kilometers in diameter and be several meters deep. They may last for months or even decades at a time, but can empty… …   Wikipedia

  • supraglacial till —    Till deposited on top of or within the upper part of a glacier or ice sheet. Melting of glacial ice deposits supraglacial till atop subjacent material, which forms topographic highs on a resultant landscape.    Supraglacial till types include… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • supraglacial debris-flow sediment —    (not preferred)    refer to till …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • supraglacial flow till —    refer to flow till …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • supraglacial melt-out till —    refer to melt out till …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • Glacier — This article is about the geological formation. For other uses, see Glacier (disambiguation). The Baltoro Glacier in the Karakoram, Kashmir, Northern Pakistan. At 62 kilometres (39 mi) in length, it is one of the longest alpine glaciers on… …   Wikipedia

  • Moraine — This article is about geological phenomena. For other uses, see Moraine (disambiguation). A moraine is any glacially formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris (soil and rock) which can occur in currently glaciated and formerly… …   Wikipedia