Tviberi Glacier

Tviberi (Georgian: ტვიბერი) is a glacier located in the Svaneti Region of Georgia on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range. The length of the Tviberi Glacier is 9.5 km (5.9 mi) and its surface area is 27.9 km2 (10.8 sq mi). The tongue of the glacier descends to 2,150 metres (7,050 ft) above sea level. Tviberi represents a polisynthetic type of a valley glacier. It has many tributaries among which are Laskhedari, Iriti, Asmashi, Toti, Seri and others. The surface of Tviberi is mainly covered with morainal sediments and debris. The glacier feeds off of the runoff and ice flows from the adjacent peaks.

Tviberi
TypeValley glacier
LocationSvaneti, Georgia
Area27.9 km2 (6,894 acres)
Length9.5 km2 (2,348 acres)

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  • Georgian State (Soviet) Encyclopedia. 1985. Book 9. p. 710.

Coordinates: 43°07′22″N 42°51′27″E / 43.1228°N 42.8575°E / 43.1228; 42.8575