Definition of Nunataks
1. Noun. (plural of nunatak) ¹
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Definition of Nunataks
1. nunatak [n] - See also: nunatak
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Literary usage of Nunataks
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Ice Age in North America: And Its Bearings Upon the Antiquity of Man by George Frederick Wright (1911)
"Toward the interior it is bordered by a row of nunataks,\ distant about forty ... The nunataks had been an obstacle to this movement; on the east side, ..."
2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1910)
"... Horn Sound and Bell Sound on the west coast, and found behind the sharp peaks bordering the coast an ice surface almost without crevasses or nunataks. ..."
3. The Face of the Earth: (Das Antlitz Der Erde) by Eduard Suess (1906)
"A small part of the ice flows between the nunataks, and the altered character of ... The greater part moves around the nunataks to northwest and south-east. ..."
4. Papers on the Quaternary in New England: Including the Glacial and Fluvial by James Dwight Dana (1884)
"... DN, nunataks; white lines on the black, crevasses ; arrows, glacier-flow. Nordenskiold saw an undulating surface of ice, ..."
5. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1897)
"Below this it rubs hard against the Sierra and Sentinel nunataks and its activity is such as to prevent the development of the fosses which often lie ..."
6. Earth Features and Their Meaning: An Introduction to Geology for the Student by William Herbert Hobbs (1912)
"Inside the zone of nunataks the glacier surface is, however, clear of rock ... Edge of the Greenland inland ice, showing the nunataks diminishing in size ..."
7. Greenland Icefields and Life in the North Atlantic: With a New Discussion of by George Frederick Wright, Warren Upham (1896)
"Enlarged map of Jensen's nunataks, with the currents and moraines of the surrounding ice sheet. (From Dana, after Jensen.) blink," and they travelled ..."