Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Rock Glacier Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2100
This is a landscape composed of extensive glacial moraines. Rock glaciers are dozens to hundreds of metres long and wide, and the cross-sectional profile shows a raised form. They are formed by moraine transportation or by sliding of rocks on a slope due to freezing and thawing. The steeper the front slope is, the more active the rock glacier is (Fig. 18).
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