Term: Reconstituted glacier Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A glacier that is reconstructed or reconstituted out of other glacier material; usually formed by seracs falling from a hanging glacier then re-adhering; also called reconstructed glacier, regenerated glacier, or glacier remainie.  NSIDCCryosphere 

A glacier formed below the terminus of a hanging glacier by the accumulation, and reconstitution by pressure melting (regelation), of ice blocks that have fallen and/or avalanched from the terminus of the hanging glacier. Also called Glacier Remani  USGSGlaciers(ambiguous)