Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Glacial Boulder Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_896
This is a landscape comprising large boulders in glacial moraines. The boulders can reach several metres to dozens of metres in diameter. The boulders originally fell onto the glacier and were later transported to the ablation zone and deposited on the ground. The boulders are round with concave surfaces and have glacial striae. Because the boulders are carried from far away, their composition can be used to determine the source area and the glacier’s movement direction (Fig. 7).
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