- a phenomenon in which the freezing point of water is lowered by the application of pressure; the melting and refreezing of ice, at constant temperature, caused by varying the pressure.
Origin of regelation
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Faraday, who discovered this phenomenon, named it the regelation of ice.
But the case is different with regard to the cause of regelation itself.
Two such rings soldered by regelation at a are shown in fig. 14.
I question, however, the statement, that regelation takes place by the freezing of a film of water between the fragments.
It is this same principle of regelation which enables men to cross snow bridges in safety.The Glaciers of the Alps
- the rejoining together of two pieces of ice as a result of melting under pressure at the interface between them and subsequent refreezing
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