Compound basins

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Term: Compound basins
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
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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