Rock glacier

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Term: Rock glacier
Definition: Looks like a mountain glacier and has active flow; usually includes a poorly sorted mess of rocks and fine material; may include: (1) interstitial ice a meter or so below the surface ('ice-cemented'), (2) a buried core of ice ('ice-cored'), and/or (3) rock debris from avalanching snow and rock.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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