Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Ice Column Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1128
Due to the undulating glacier bed, the hard and brittle ice in the upper layer of a moving glacier will develop crevasses under tension. A column-like or peak-like ice body can form between two crevasses; this type of landscape is called an ice column landscape (Fig. 4).
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