EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > H - Inland unvegetated or sparsely vegetated habitats > H4 - Snow or ice-dominated habitats > H4.3 - Rock glaciers and unvegetated ice-dominated moraines

Rock glaciers and unvegetated ice-dominated moraines

English name: Rock glaciers and unvegetated ice-dominated moraines

Description (English)

Mixtures of ice and rocks in which the rocks ride on top of the ice (rock glaciers), or form ridges or mounds of morainic material containing buried ice (ice-core moraines), or are in the process of losing the ice to become glacial moraines. Excludes unvegetated glacial moraines where ice is no longer dominant (H5.2).

Source:
EUNIS habitat classification
Interpretation Manual of the habitats targeted by Resolution No. 4

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code H4.3
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 63.2 Rock glaciers, ice-core moraines, glacierets overlap
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.5. Glaciers and perpetual snow n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 H4.3 Rock glaciers and unvegetated ice-dominated moraines same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 H4.3 Rock glaciers and unvegetated ice-dominated moraines same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 H4.3 Rock glaciers and unvegetated ice-dominated moraines same
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