Rock glacier

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Term: Rock glacier
Definition: A glacier-like landform that often heads in a cirque and consists of a valley-filling accumulation of angular rock blocks. Rock glaciers have little or no visible ice at the surface. Ice may fill the spaces between rock blocks. Some rock glaciers move, although very slowly.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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