Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Zirkustal, Firn Basin; Icehouse Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2937

A firn basin is also known as an ice cellar or snow grain basin. It is a landscape composed of a bedrock depression filled with ice at the source of a valley glacier. It has mountains on three sides, a flat bottom and an exit connected with the glacier valley.

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