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Term: Niche glacier Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Very small glacier that occupies gullies and hollows on north-facing slopes (northern hemisphere) ; may develop into cirque glacier if conditions are favorable.  NSIDCCryosphere 

A small glacier in a gully or depression, elongate downslope.  IHPGlacierMassBalance 

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