Glacier Features: Glacier terminus

The terminus is the end of a glacier, usually the lowest end, and is also often called a glacier toe or snout.

Bradfield GlacierEarly glacier explorers pose in front of the terminus of Bradfield Glacier, which spans the border between Alaska and Canada. —Credit: Photograph by W. W. Eaton. 1907. Bradfield Glacier: From the Glacier Photograph Collection. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Rendu GlacierThe terminus of Rendu Glacier in Alaska is darkened by debris and rocks on its surface. Streams of glacial runoff and a glacial lake are visible at the glacier's terminus. —Credit: Photographer unknown. 1929. Rendu Glacier: From the Glacier Photograph Collection. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Last updated: 16 March 2020