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Michael Faraday was among the first to study regelation, the phenomenon of ice melting under pressure and refreezing as the pressure is reduced. This phenomenon occurs only for substances that expand upon freezing. Regelation is a significant factor in the motion of glaciers.
Contributed by: Enrique Zeleny (March 2011)
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Published: March 7 2011