Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Ancient Glaciers

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_59
Ancient glaciers are glaciers that formed prior to modern glaciers. There have been several glacial periods over geological history, such as the Sinian glacial period and the Carboniferous-Quaternary glacial period. Glaciers were widely developed during these periods, and only some remaining features can be found today. In general, all glaciers prior to the currently active glaciers are called ancient glaciers (Fig. 18).
This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020