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September 12, 2019
Glacier Crevasses As A learning Tool
Guest Post by Clara Deck Instagram: @scienceisntsoscary Crevasses on mountain glaciers are large cracks in the ice which often propagate from the surface downward. The initial break will happen when stress exceeds the inherent ice material strength. This article will focus on surface crevasses, though this basic physical understanding also applies to basal crevasses or large-scale rifts in ice sheet and shelf settings. In mountain glacier systems, crevassing …