Term: Crevasse hoar Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A kind of hoarfrost; ice crystals that develop by sublimation in glacial crevasses and in other cavities with cooled space and calm, still conditions under which water vapor can accumulate; physical origin is similar to depth hoar.  NSIDCCryosphere 

Ice crystals that form and grow in glacial crevasses and in other cavities where a large cooled space is formed and in which water vapor can accumulate under calm, still conditions; a type of hoarfrost. They have an origin similar to that of depth hoar; the typical crystal is a hollow cup with one side opening inward and continued in a hexagonal scroll.  AMSglossary