glaciology

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A Landsat 7 satellite image of the Fedchenko Glacier in Tajikistan. At a length of 77 kilometres (48 miles), it is the longest glacier not in a polar region.

From Latin glaciēs (ice) (from Proto-Indo-European *gel- (to be cold; to freeze)) +‎ -ology (suffix indicating the study of a particular subject).[1]

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glaciology (uncountable)

  1. (geography) The study of ice and its effect on the landscape, especially the study of glaciers. [from late 19th c.]

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