But for outside observers, it is like standing on the edge of a glacier and feeling the ice begin to crack under your feet.
Peacock served as an expert witness on grizzlies in federal court for glacier National Park.
The highest density of wolverines left south of Canada is in glacier National Park.
A lieutenant commander in the Navy, he was knock-out handsome with a smile that would melt a glacier.
After 50 years, members of the Huna Tlingit people can finally collect harvest sea gull eggs again in glacier National Park.
In ordinary light, the front of the glacier is beautifully blue.
From it fell a kind of cloud-river strikingly like a glacier.
It may be deposited by the melting or grounding on muddy bottoms of the iceberg masses floated off from the end of such a glacier.
The hours passed; and still they dared not descend to the glacier.
They'd move to the glacier planet as soon as hotels were built.
1744, from French glacier, from Savoy dialect glacière "moving mass of ice," from Old French glace "ice," from Vulgar Latin glacia (cf. Old Provençal glassa, Italian ghiaccia), from Latin glacies (see glacial).
A large mass of ice moving very slowly through a valley or spreading outward from a center. Glaciers form over many years from packed snow in areas where snow accumulates faster than it melts. A glacier is always moving, but when its forward edge melts faster than the ice behind it advances, the glacier as a whole shrinks backward.
A large mass of ice formed over many years that does not melt during the summer. Glaciers move slowly over an area of land such as a mountain valley.
Note: Glaciers exist in high mountains throughout the temperate zones and cover most of Antarctica. Glaciers recede during warm periods and can expand during cold periods, creating ice ages.
Note: A significant percentage of the water of the Earth is locked up in glaciers.