longitudinal crevasse

longitudinal crevasse
: a crevasse roughly parallel to the direction of ice movement that forms where a glacier spreads laterally

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  • Crevasse — is also a traditional term for a levee breach. Crossing a crevasse on the Easton Glacier, Mount Baker, in the North Cascades, Washington A crevasse is a deep crack in an ice sheet rhys glacier (as opposed to a crevice, which forms in rock).… …   Wikipedia

  • crevasse — /kreuh vas /, n., v., crevassed, crevassing. n. 1. a fissure, or deep cleft, in glacial ice, the earth s surface, etc. 2. a breach in an embankment or levee. v.t. 3. to fissure with crevasses. [1805 15, Amer.; < F; see CREVICE] * * * Fissure or… …   Universalium

  • Glacier — This article is about the geological formation. For other uses, see Glacier (disambiguation). The Baltoro Glacier in the Karakoram, Kashmir, Northern Pakistan. At 62 kilometres (39 mi) in length, it is one of the longest alpine glaciers on… …   Wikipedia

  • Glacier mass balance — See also Retreat of glaciers since 1850 Crucial to the survival of a glacier is its mass balance, the difference between accumulation and ablation (melting and sublimation). Climate change may cause variations in both temperature and snowfall,… …   Wikipedia

  • travers — [ travɛr ] n. m. • v. 1150; en traver « directement » 1080; lat. tra(ns)versus « transversal, oblique » I ♦ (En loc.) 1 ♦ EN TRAVERS : dans une position transversale par rapport à un axe de position ou de direction habituel. ⇒ transversalement.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Bergschrund — A bergschrund is a crevasse that forms where the moving glacier ice separates from the stagnant ice above. It is often a serious obstacle for mountaineers, who sometimes abbreviate bergschrund to schrund .In a corrie or cirque, the bergschrund is …   Wikipedia

  • Mont Blanc du Tacul — Face Nord du mont Blanc du Tacul depuis l aiguille du Midi, septembre 2008 Géographie Altitude 4 248 m …   Wikipédia en Français

  • glacier — glaciered, adj. /glay sheuhr/, n. an extended mass of ice formed from snow falling and accumulating over the years and moving very slowly, either descending from high mountains, as in valley glaciers, or moving outward from centers of… …   Universalium

  • glacial landform — ▪ geology Introduction  any product of flowing ice and meltwater. Such landforms are being produced today in glaciated areas, such as Greenland, Antarctica, and many of the world s higher mountain ranges. In addition, large expansions of present… …   Universalium