Transverse crevasse

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Term: Transverse crevasse
Definition: A crevasse oriented more or less perpendicular to the long axis of a glacier. Transverse crevasses typically open on a valley glacier when the terrain becomes steeper, such as above an icefall.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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