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Photoglossary

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Ablation
Ablation area/zone
Ablation cone (see dirt cone)
Accumulation
Accumulation area
Areal scouring
Arête

Basal debris
Basal ice layer

Basal sliding
Bergschrund
Bergy bit
Boulder clay
Braided stream
Breached watershed

Calving
Chattermarks
Cirque
Cirque glacier
Col
Cold glacier
Cold ice
Conduit
Corrie
Crag-and-tail
Crescentic gouge
Crevasse
Crevasse trace (overview)
Crevasse trace (detail)
Cryoconite hole
Cwm

Dead ice

Dirt cone

Drift

Drumlin

End moraine (see terminal moraine)
En echelon crevasses

Englacial conduit
Englacial debris
Englacial stream
Equilibrium line/zone

Erratic
Esker

Fault
Firn
Fjord (terrestrial view)
Fjord (satellite image)
Flow unit
Fluted moraine
Fluted lateral moraine
Fluted moraine
Fluted snow
Fold
Foliation

Glacial lake outburst flood (potential)
Glacial lake outburst flood (aftereffect)
Glacial trough
Glaciated
Glacier
Glacier advance
Glacier bed
Glacier flea
Glacier ice
Glacier karst
Glacier milk
Glacier recession
Glacier retreat (see glacier recession)
Glacier sole
Glacier table

Glacier terminus
Glacier tongue
Glacierised
Groove

Hanging glacier
Hanging valley
Highland icefield
Horn
Hot-water drilling

Ice age
Ice apron
Ice avalanche
Ice cap
Ice cliff (ice wall)
Ice-dammed lake
Ice sheet
Ice shelf
Ice ship
Ice stream
Ice tongue (see glacier tongue)
Ice wall
Iceberg

Icefall
Internal deformation

Jökulhlaup

Kame terrace
Kettle (or kettlehole)

Lateral moraine
Little Ice Age
Longitudinal crevasse
Looped moraine

Mass balance
Medial moraine
Moraine
Moraine-dammed lake
Moulin

Nunatak
Nye channel

Ogives
Outlet glacier
Outwash plain (ground view)
Outwash plain (aerial view)

P-forms
Pack ice
Piedmont glacier
Polythermal glacier
Portal (see glacier portal)
Pothole
Proglacial lake
Push moraine

Quiescent phase

Recessional moraine
Regelation ice
Regenerated (or rejuvenated glacier)
Rock glacier
Riegel
Roche moutonnée
Rock basin

Rock flour
Run-out distance

Sandur
Sea ice
Sea loch
Sedimentary stratification

Sérac
Shear zone
Slush flow
Snout
Snow bridge
Snow swamp
Snowball Earth
Sole (see glacier sole)
Stapi
Steam drilling
Strain
Striae or striations
Subglacial debris
Subglacial meltwater channel
Subglacial stream
Superimposed ice
Supraglacial debris
Supraglacial stream
Surge
Surge front

Tabular iceberg
Tarn
Temperate glacier
Temperate ice
Tephra
Terminal moraine
Thrust
Tidewater glacier

Till
Tillite
Toe (see snout; term used widely in North America)
Trim-line
Transverse crevasse

Unconformity

Valley glacier

Whaleback
Wind scoop