Interrupted glacier

Alternative definitions (2), class: vernacular (0)
Term: Interrupted glacier
Definition: Glacier flow is interrupted by very steep cliff(s); No dynamic connection; Reconstruct below the cliff; Glacier that breaks off over a cliff and reconstitutes below. (WGMS, 1977); The entire catchment area of the glacier has to be looked at in order to identify if a glacier is interrupted or not!
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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