Dead ice

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Term: Dead ice
Definition: Glacier ice which is stagnant, i.e. no longer moving. Typically dead ice is found buried under debris in terminal or lateral moraines after the glacier receded from them. Also the ice of flat glacier tongues may become dead during a phase of glacier recession.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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