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Definition of the noun alpine glacier

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  1. a glacier that moves down from a high valley

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Google previewDictionary of Geological Terms (1984)

by Robert Latimer Bates, Julia A. Jackson

See also: alpine glacier; ice sheet; ice cap. 2. A strearnlike landform appearing or moving like a glacier; e.g. a rock glacier. —-Etymol: French glace, “ ice" ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environment and Society (2007)

FIVE-VOLUME SET by Paul Robbins

An alpine glacier exists on top of Mt. Kilamanjaro (19,340 feet), illustrating that glaciers can exist close to the equator if the ground elevation is high enough. CONTINENTAL GLACIERS Unlike alpine glaciers, continental glaciers are not ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography (2015)

by Susan Mayhew

An alpine glacier is a valley glacier, and alpine topography describes features of upland glaciation: *cirques, *glacial troughs, * hanging ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Change (2013)

Three Volume Set by John A Matthews

Latest Pleistocene and Holocene alpine glacier fluctuations in Scandinavia.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Arctic (2012)

by Mark Nuttall

It may be calculated for an entire ice body such as the Greenland Ice Sheet or an alpine glacier, or it may be calculated for part of an ice body such as a particular outlet glacier of a larger ice field or ice sheet. The input of mass results from ...


by McGraw-Hill Education

{ 'al,pin } alpine glacier [HYD] A glacier lying on or occupying a depression in mountainous terrain. Also known as mountain glacier.

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography, Second Edition (2007)

by F. J. Monkhouse

alpine glacier See GLACIER.

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