Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Glacial Crevasse Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_897
This is a landscape composed of cracks on the surface of a modern glacier. During glacial movement, cracks can form on the firn due to stress. Based on the relationship with the glacier flow, they can be divided into transverse crevasses perpendicular to the glacier flow, longitudinal crevasses parallel to the glacier flow, oblique crevasses across the glacier and edge crevasses around the firn basin (Fig. 8).
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