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Term: Bergschrund
Definition: A crevasse at the head of a glacier that separates flowing ice from stagnant ice, or from a rock headwall. From an ice-dynamical point of view the bergschrund is the headward boundary of the glacier, while for hydrological and other purposes, including glacier inventory, the stagnant ice above the bergschrund is part of the glacier. Bergschrund is an Anglicized word of German origin.
Created 2022.03.08
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