“Crevasse” describes an open fracture or fissure, visible on the surface of a glacier, which has opened in response to local strain within the respective ice mass. Crevasses form where this strain has exceeded a critical tensional strength threshold (Vaughan 1993), effectively pulling a glacier apart.
A type of ice deformation feature.
(On a glacier) Fracture; Brittle failure; Fissure; Rift
Description and Subtypes
Transverse linear crevassesoccur most commonly where glacier ice undergoes...
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