Cirque glacier

From Glossary of Meteorology



cirque glacier

Small glacier lying wholly within a cirque, or topographic hollow, created by glacial excavation located high in mountainous areas.

Armstrong, T., B. Roberts, and C. Swithinbank 1973. Illustrated Glossary of Snow and Ice. Scott Polar Research Institute, Special Pub. No. 4, 2d ed.; The Scholar Press Ltd., Menston Yorkshire, UK.