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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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It has long been observed that the shear strength of dense, fractured glacial till is often much less than what would be expected for an overconsolidated material.
A glacial lake outburst flood is the sudden release of a large amount of water retained in a glacial lake associated with extreme peak water discharges causing floods downhill that are accompanied by debris and mud.
The last satellite images received by Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) show the glacial lake at Shisper Glacier to be contracting which had mitigated the disaster risk, he added.
As glaciers melt, they form glacial lakes which - despite their peaceful appearance - harbor numerous risks.
The Glof occurred on the evening of July 7 when a glacial lake in Ragheli area wiped out everything, which came in its way down the valley.
The glacial lake outburst flood was the first such incident in Golen valley since 2015.
Glacial lake outburst causes widespread flooding in Chitral's Golen valley
ISLAMABAD -- A glacial lake outburst flood has hit several villages in Golen Gol area of Chitral.
ISLAMABAD -- The risk for a heavy glacial lake outburst flooding, reenacting the disaster occurred earlier at Attabad has been mitigated as supra-glacial Lake formed at the Shisper Glacier has completely discharged.
GILGIT -- Supra-Glacial Lake formed at the Shisper Glacier in Gilgit Baltistan has started receding with a water discharge of 200 cusecs to 220 cusecs per day below the surging glacier which ruled out risk of glacial flooding, citing Gilgit Baltistan Disaster Management Authority state radio reported.