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glacial

 [gla´sh'l]
designating a highly pure state of certain acids, such as acetic acid, so called because the freezing point is only slightly below room temperature.

glacial

(glā′shĭl) [L. glacialis, icy]
1. Glassy; resembling ice.
2. Highly purified.
3. Very slow, like the movement of a glacier.

glacial

pertaining to the PLEISTOCENE epoch during which there were several glaciations.
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For more information about Savonology's Glacial Clay Mask or for an interview with founder, Lori Kimble, please write to savonology@gmail.
The GoP alongside ICIMOD(International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development) should take an inventory of these glacial lakes and identify sub-glacial lakes which have a potential for causing GLOF'S .
The Imja glacial lake, at nearly 5,000m (16,400ft) high, was in danger of flooding downstream settlements, trekking trails and bridges.
He said: "As a local resident and geology fan, I wanted to raise the profile of all the many glacial boulders in the area.
As per the Pakistan Meteorological Department, the rate of glacial melt, that was increased by about 23% in the last decade, is among the highest in the world.
Glacial Art whipped up an altar and ice "henge" as the back drop for the jaw dropping scene.
Rapid increase in glacial lakes is a threat to Northern Areas, he said, adding that government jointly with UNDP has initiated a project titled 'Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF)' to avert risks in Chitral and Gilgit areas.
Ten large calving events--when an iceberg breaks off from a glacier and drops into the water--occurred over the span of about two months of monitoring, and each of those events corresponded to a glacial earthquake.
Local tour operator Fox Glacier Guiding has been unable to take tourists hiking since April because the glacial melt had caused the river to block access to a popular hiking trail.
The outburst of such glacial lakes may result in flooding.
Official sources told M AIL T ODAY that a team of state government officials, headed by Lahaul and Spiti MLA Ravi Thakur, visited the spot on Saturday and found that fast melting glaciers have formed around eight glacial lakes on the trek leading to Neelkanth lake at 16,020.
Noted for its exceptional purity, Clear Alaskan Glacial is naturally alkaline, processed at the highest level of quality, and noted for a light, sweet taste.