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rock glacier

[′räk ‚glā·shər]
(geology)
Boulders and fine material cemented by ice about a meter below the surface. Also known as talus glacier.
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On the west margin of Saddle Ridge, and in all holes drilled west of the ridge and beneath the rock glacier in that direction, mineralized veins generally trend north-northeast (average strike 200) and dip moderately west-northwest (average 55-degree).
In August 2015, another two-week mission was held in on rock glacier in the Kaunertal, Austria.
At the base of this glacier is a rock glacier, a river of stones held together by buried ice that slowly flows down the glacial ravine.
For the aims of this paper, we focused our investigations on Ana rock glacier (Retezat Mts.), Muntele Mic field of earth hummocks (Tarcu Mrs.) and Paltina solifluction lobe (Fagaras Mts.) (Fig.
Papers in this volume examine subjects including the implications that changes in the distribution and thickness of permafrost in continental interiors have for ecosystem and landscape stability; how increased rockfall and mass movement in periglacial Alpine environments has led to rock glacier instability and sediment release to downstream rivers; and the impact of these landscape effects impact on natural hazards and human activities in these sensitive and geologically transient environments.
For decades, researchers assumed that the molasses was created by small pockets of ice that had filled the pores of the surface rocks, lubricating the rocky material and causing it to slowly flow in what geologists call a rock glacier.
Temperatures there have been measured since 1987 in a borehole on the rock glacier Murtel.
Some specific subjects explored include a digital approach to unsurveyable monuments, the integration of classical artistic media in a smart space prototype, automatic transcription of handwritten medieval documents, and a multi-view dense reconstruction for rock glacier modeling.
Chapter 9 deals with blocky materials that produce such landforms as block fields, talus slopes, rock glaciers, and block streams.
Most highland peaks and the walls of many impact craters showed evidence that ice-rich sediments flowed downhill, forming features that resemble rock glaciers on Earth; these features represented the most recent water-related activity in the area, and might be active even today.( ANI )