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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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Even before Glacial Art had landed the Game of Thrones job they had worked for big names including Rolex, Sony, MTV and the Cannes Film Festival.
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.
We are very pleased to partner with the National Brain Tumor Society and are looking forward to building a long term relationship with this noble institution" says Jon Olafsson, Chairman and Co-Founder of Icelandic Glacial.
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.
A jokulhaup is the Icelandic term used to describe a glacial outburst flood resulting from the failure of a glacier ice dam or from the melting of glacier ice by a volcanic eruption.
Karma Tsering, director of the Department of Hydro-Met Services in Bhutan's Ministry of Economic Affairs, told Kyodo News of contributions the Japan International Cooperation Agency has been making to evolve an early warning system to minimize losses and damage in the event of a sudden glacial flood.
Commenting on the ease of installation, Glacial Lakes Energy's Production Manager Tim Crabtree stated, “It only took two weeks to complete the make ready work and system installation; and only four hours to tie it into our plant's process.
Featuring frosted matte finish panels, a window in the shape of Iceland that displays the country's topography and retaining the brand's unique glacial bottle shape, the new design captures the essence of Iceland and underlines the premium nature of the product, says company officials.
Glacial Tech's LED lamps, dubbed "GlacialLight" are eco-friendly, featuring energy efficiency, zero ultraviolet (UV) and infrared rays, no mercury, longer life than traditional lamps.
Lanzhou (China), May 1 (Xinhua-ANI): The number of glacial lakes in the Himalayas has reduced in recent years, but their total area has increased, a research revealed here on Tuesday.