Glaciokarst

Glaciokarst

Glaciokarst is a karst landscape that was glaciated during the cold periods of the Pleistocene and displays major landforms of glacial influence. For this reason karstification can be pre- and/or post- Pleistocene, this is not easy to classifiy. Mostly Glaciokarst has not such distinctly karst landforms. Good examples of glaciokarst landscapes are found in the Dinaric Alps especially at Orjen.

Care should be taken to distinguish between glaciokarst and thermokarst. The latter is related to karst-like topography developed on glacier surfaces (usually with a thickness of weathered rock fragments on the surface). It has also been used to indicate karst-like features developed on permafrost (ice-rich ground).

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