Alternate Definitions for Subglacial meltwater channel

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Term: Subglacial meltwater channel
Definition: A steep, often vertically sided valley cut into bedrock by a subglacial stream under high pressure. It may have a profile with uphill sections, since a sufficient head in the glacier can force water to flow up slope.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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