Term: Compound basins Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
Contributed by GCW Glossary


Definition: Several catchment areas of a simple basin type (see below) in a specific zone of accumulation feeding a glacier tongue; Two or more individual accumulation basins feeding one glacier system; Can be used if a mountain glacier consists of several cirques, but has no valley developed  GLIMSGlacier 

Dendritic system of Outlet- or valley glaciers of more than one 'compound basin' that merge together; Two or more individual valley glaciers issuing from tributary valleys and coalescing  GLIMSGlacier