glaciers

hanging valley

a valley formed by a small glacier that has a valley bottom relatively higher than nearby valleys formed by larger glaciers.
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hanging glacier

a glacier that terminates at or near the top of a cliff.
Mt. Kefton, Antarctica
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ground moraine

continuous layer of till near the edge or underneath a steadily retreating glacier.
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glacierized

land overlaid at present by a glacier is said to be covered; the alternative term glacierized has not found general favour.
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glacieret

a very small glacier.
Arapaho Glacier, located along the Front Range, Colorado, in 1956. Although relatively small in terms of glacier size, the city of Boulder, Colorado, still receives some of its drinking water from Arapaho Glacier runoff. (Photo courtesy of the World Data Center for Glaciology, Boulder, CO.)
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glacier wind

a localized current of air occuring as a result of a glacier's melting processes; when the surface of glacial ice melts, the air above the glacier cools and becomes heavier than the surrounding air and flows down the glacial valley; glacier wind can also be wind that flows out of ice caves; a kind of katabatic wind.

glacier trough

u-shaped valleys transformed from v-shaped stream valleys due to erosion caused by passing glaciers.
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glacier tongue

an extension of a glacier or ice stream projecting seaward, usually afloat.

glacier toe

the lowest end of a glacier; also called glacier snout or terminus.
Glacier at the head of Canon Fiord, Ellesmere Island, Canada
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glacier terminus

the lowest end of a glacier; also called glacier snout or toe.
Glacier at the head of Canon Fiord, Ellesmere Island, Canada
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