Mountain glacier

Alternative definitions (3), class: vernacular (0)
Term: Mountain glacier
Definition: (1) A glacier that is confined by surrounding mountain terrain, also called an alpine glacier. (2) A glacier in mountainous terrain that is a cirque glacier, a niche glacier, a crater glacier, or a mountain apron glacier. See also valley glacier. Sense 2 is that in which the term is used in the World Glacier Inventory, but the more general sense 1 is also widely used.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
Contributed by GCW Glossary