Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Ice Mushroom Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1130
This is a landscape composed of mushroom-like glacial features. An ice mushroom forms when an ice pillar is covered by a rock, causing differential ablation that results in a shape similar to that of a mushroom. When the surrounding ice melts, the ice beneath the rock remains due to the shadow of the rock. Ice mushrooms can have various sizes (Fig. 5).
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