Rock glaciers in the Bulgarian high mountains

Alexander GIKOV, Petar DIMITROV


Despite the fact that the term rock glacier was first used in the Bulgarian scientific literature in the middle of the 20-th century these periglacial landforms of the high Bulgarian mountains have long remained unexplored. It was only recently that the results from new studies were published and relict rock glaciers were ascertained and mapped in many parts of the Rila and Pirin mountains

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