Tributary glacier

Small glacier that flows into bigger one. Classified in World Glacier Inventory (WGI) by The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) as a “compound basins”, which means at least two glaciers merged and flowing together.

Photo: Tuvbreen (2) – tributary glacier to Hansbreen (1), southern Spitsbergen. Source: Place names in Norwegian polar areas, Norwegian Polar Institute .

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