Title Bar: Illustrated Glossary of Alpine Glacial Landforms

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MORE EXAMPLES OF OGIVES

    Erosional Landforms
    Arete
    Cirque
    Col
    Giant stair steps
    Glacial trough
    Groove
    Hanging valley
    Headwall
    Horn
    Paternoster lakes
    Striations
    Tarn
    U-shaped valley

    Depositional Landforms
    Moraine
    End moraine
    Ground moraine
    Lateral moraine
    Medial moraine

    Ice Features
    Cirque glacier
    Valley glacier
    Crevasse
    Ice fall
    Ogives

The two photos below show excellent examples of ogives. In both cases the ogives formed downstream from an icefall, which is where you should expect to find ogives. The bars and swales are clearly evident in both photos. As ogives flow downhill, they become less and less pronounced; the bars and swales sowly flatten out.
Photo: Ogives Photo: Ogives

Photo credit: Austin Post.

Photo: A. Post. Yentna Glacier - permission required.

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