Ice rise

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Term: Ice rise
Definition: An area of grounded ice surrounded or almost surrounded by shelf ice or the ice of a floating tongue. Currently the largest ice rise, with an area of 44 000 km2, is Berkner Island in the Ronne-Filchner Ice Shelf.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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