debris glacier

debris glacier

[də′brē ‚glā·shər]
(hydrology)
A glacier formed from ice fragments that have fallen from a larger and taller glacier.
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Shishper watershed was classified into four main classes (snow and clean glacier, debris glacier, vegetation and barren land) on the bases of specific Digital Number (DN) of various landscape elements.
Similarly, debris glacier also increased from 64 km2 to 84 km2 from 2015 to 2018.
Spatial and temporal changes in snow, clean and debris glacier shown in Figure 4.