Glacier environments are landscapes either directly associated with contemporary glaciers or those affected by former ice masses.
Engineers require a basic understanding of alpine glaciers given their importance as freshwater sources for humans and ecosystem health. Glaciers and associated terrain also present a unique collection of natural hazards typically not found in other mountain environments. This chapter addresses alpine glacier environments, their associated processes, and the challenges that they pose for engineers and geoscientists.
Glaciers and Glacierized Terrain
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