Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Alpine Glacier

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_41
Alpine glaciers mainly refer to glaciers in the alpine zone at middle and low latitudes. These glaciers are linear and flow along low-lying valleys between mountains. Based on their mode of development, they can be categorised into cirque glaciers, hanging valley glaciers, valley glaciers and flat-topped glaciers (Fig. 10).
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