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 +Image:Rhonegletscher.jpg|'''[[Alpine glaciers]]''' form on mountain slopes and are also known as mountain, niche or '''[[cirque glaciers]]'''. An Alpine glacier that fills a valley is referred to as a '''[[Valley glacier]]'''. Larger glaciers that cover an entire mountain, mountain chain or volcano are known as an '''[[ice cap]]''' or '''[[ice field]]'''.
Image:Mountain-permafrost-patterns-and-temperature-gradients.jpg|'''[[Alpine permafrost]]''' (most '''[[permafrost]]''' is located in high latitudes (i.e. land in close proximity to the North and South poles)) may exist at high '''[[altitudes]]''' in much lower '''[[latitudes]]'''. Image:Mountain-permafrost-patterns-and-temperature-gradients.jpg|'''[[Alpine permafrost]]''' (most '''[[permafrost]]''' is located in high latitudes (i.e. land in close proximity to the North and South poles)) may exist at high '''[[altitudes]]''' in much lower '''[[latitudes]]'''.
Image:Arete cirque horn.JPG|'''[[Arete]]''' a steep-sided, sharp-edged bedrock '''[[ridge]]''' formed by two '''[[glaciers]]''' eroding away on opposite sides of the '''[[ridge]]'''. Image:Arete cirque horn.JPG|'''[[Arete]]''' a steep-sided, sharp-edged bedrock '''[[ridge]]''' formed by two '''[[glaciers]]''' eroding away on opposite sides of the '''[[ridge]]'''.

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Landform or physical feature comprises a geomorphological unit, and is largely defined by its surface form and location in the landscape, as part of the terrain, and as such, is typically an element of topography.

Landform elements also include seascape and oceanic waterbody interface features such as bays, peninsulas, seas and so forth, including sub-aqueous terrain features such as submersed mountain ranges, volcanoes, and the great ocean basins.

Reference

  • Wikipedia Landform [3]

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