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On the Occurrence of Ice Domes and Permanently Snow-Covered Summits*

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The occurrence of isolated ice- or snow-covered summits is reviewed. Their existence appears in the first place to be a function of their breadth in relation to the altitude of the firn line on adjacent glaciers; other factors remain to be discussed. Light may thus be thrown on questions of past glaciation of rounded summits in critical areas, and notably on the amount of precipitation then prevailing.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 1955

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  • The Journal of Glaciology is published six times per year. It accepts submissions from any discipline related to the study of snow and ice. All articles are peer reviewed. The Journal is included in the ISI Science Citation Index.
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