Definition of englacial in US English:



  • Situated, occurring, or formed inside a glacier.

    • ‘Since this englacial rock has suffered little wear since falling on the ice, it is likely to consist in part of large and only moderately rounded boulders.’
    • ‘Many of these have been interpreted as the product of englacial thrusting in ice that has undergone strong longitudinal compression, especially at the thermal boundary between warm and cold ice.’
    • ‘Over three field seasons (2001-2003) we examined the physical and hydraulic characteristics of englacial water flow.’