calving

  1. giving birth to a calf
  2. release ice; of icebergs or glaciers
  3. birth; of certain mammals

calving

(from the article `glacier`) The ice sheets lose material by several processes, including surface melting, evaporation, wind erosion (deflation), iceberg calving, and the melting ... Many glaciers terminate in the ocean with the calving of icebergs. Known as tidewater glaciers, these glaciers are the seaward extensions of ice ... Ice...
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calving

(from the article `livestock farming`) Calving of beef cows is arranged to occur in the spring months to take advantage of the large supplies of cheap and high-quality pasture forages. ...
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calving

[n] - giving birth to a calf
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Calving

• (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Calve
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calving

noun giving birth to a calf
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Calving

Breaking off and floating away as icebergs of either a tidewater glacier or an ice shelf. Calving is a very efficient form of ablation, thus helps stabilize the extent of ice sheets (like Antarctica) which might otherwise expand continuously from a positive mass budget.
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calving

Formation of icebergs by the breaking off of ice from tidewater glaciers.
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Calving

the act of a mother dolphin giving birth; young dolphins are referred to as “calves”.
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calving

The breaking away of ice from the front of the glacier when it ends in a lake or an ocean. Produces icebergs.
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Calving

The breaking off of large blocks of ice from a glacier that terminates in a body of water. capacity The maximum quantity of sediment a given stream, glacier, or wind can carry under a given set of conditions.
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Calving

The loss of glacier mass when ice breaks off into a large water body like an ocean or a lake.
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Calving

the process of a cow gving birth to a calf.
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