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Term: Active rock glacier Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A mass of rock fragments and finer material, on a slope, that contains either an ice core or interstitial ice, and shows evidence of present movement.  NSIDCCryosphere 

A mass of rock fragments and finer material, on a slope, that contains either an ice core or interstitial ice, and shows evidence of present movement  IPAPermafrost 

A mass of rock fragments and finer material, generally on a slope, that contains either an Ice core or interstitial Ice, and shows evidence of on-going movement. Active Rock Glaciers possess steep fronts with slope angles that approach or exceed the angle of repose.  TrombottoGeocryology 

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