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polar glacier


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n polar glacier a glacier near the Arctic or Antarctic poles
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In literature:

Whence came the two beings, who met thus amidst polar glaciers, at the extremities of the Old and New worlds?
"The Wandering Jew, Complete" by Eugene Sue
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Then he had just returned from a Polar expedition, and wore the glacier of civilisation on his breast.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
Hence the polar store of fallen snow is well preserved: interior snowfields, ice sheets and glaciers are produced.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Muir Glacier is the greatest of this grand group, and surpasses anything nearer than the polar zones themselves.
"Wonderland; or Alaska and the Inside Passage" by Lieut. Frederick Schwatka
The bank, which rises gradually from the bottom, is the work of the Greenland glaciers and the floes of the Polar Sea.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume XXVII, Issue 160, April, 1904" by Various
Between these "polar" or "continental glaciers" and the "alpine" type there are many grades.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1" by Various
An iceberg may be defined as a detached portion of a polar glacier carried out to sea.
"Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic'" by British Government

In news:

Himalayan glaciers, the world's second-largest source of fresh water, after the polar ice caps, are shrinking at a rate of 30 to 60 meters a decade, the United Nations Development Program estimates.
Ice cores, glaciers and the cruel polar winds — the Cold War for Greenland featured the fiercest of foes.
Only 3% of the earths water is fresh and can be found in the polar caps, glaciers, ground aquifers, lakes, swamps and rivers.

In science:

Only three percent of the water on Earth is freshwater in nature, and about two-thirds of this is frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps.
Extraction of Freshwater and Energy from Atmosphere
Examples of pseudoplastic fluids are milk fluids, varnishes, shampoo and blood fluids, whereas polar ice, glaciers, volcano lava and sand are all examples of dilatant fluids.
Existence for the steady problem of a mixture of two power-law fluids