Glacial karst

Glacial karst (Cryokarst) – en række fænomener og processer som sker på overfladen og inden i en gletscher, som et resultat af is som smelter og strømmende vand, svarende til karst fænomenet, der udvikler sig i kalksten.

Geologiske formationer, der stammer fra begge disse miljøer viser mysisk lighed. Glacial karst processer giver anledning til dræningssystemer i en smeltende gletsjer.

Det interne dræningssystem er sammensat af:

  • Moulins / gletsjer møller
  • brønde
  • kaskader
  • kanaler
  • gange
  • kamre
  • karst kilder

Billedet til højre: Internt dræneringssystem fra en gletscher, In: Karst and Cryokarst, Tyc.A, Stefaniak K.(eds) 2007. Studies of the Faculty of Earth Sciences University of Silecia No 45: 49-64.

Kolondra L., Pulina M.1998 Charting of surface relief forms of polar glacier on the example of Hans Glacier) Hornsund Fiord, Spitsbergen, appendix: Cryo-karst forms on the Hans Glacier, Wyprawy Geograficzne na Spitsbergen (Geographic expeditions to Spitsbergen) UMCS Lublin: 59-7.

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