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Term: Crevasse
Definition: A deep V-shaped cleft formed in the upper brittle part of a glacier as a result of the fracture of ice undergoing extension. For various types of crevasses refer to longitudinal crevasse, transverse crevasse, en-echelon crevasse and bergschrund.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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