Rock glaciers

Description (English)

Glacier-like tongues of angular talus extending out from a cirque and slowly moving downslope under the effect of gravity and of underlying, fully covered, interstitial ice.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code U431

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
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) H4.31 Rock glaciers same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 H4.31 Rock glaciers same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 H4.31 Rock glaciers same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 H4.31 Rock glaciers same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 H4.22 Rock glaciers same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 H4.32 Rock glaciers same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 H4.32 Rock glaciers same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 63.21 Rock glaciers same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 63.2 Rock glaciers same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 63.2   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 63.2   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 63.2   same
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