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rock glacier

rock glacier A tongue-like mass of large, angular blocks, finer debris, and ice, found especially in middle latitude Alpine regions (there are about 1000 active examples in the Swiss Alps). It may have a core of ice, in which case it may have originated as a debris-covered glacier, or it may be icecemented, when it may be a permafrost phenomenon.

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rock glacier

rock glacier A tongue-like mass of large, angular blocks, finer debris, and ice, found especially in middle-latitude Alpine regions (there are about 1000 active examples in the Swiss Alps). It may have a core of ice, in which case it possibly originated as a debris-covered glacier, or it may be a permafrost phenomenon.

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"rock glacier." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. 19 Aug. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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"rock glacier." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Retrieved August 19, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/rock-glacier-0