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Term: Lobed
Definition: Initial stage of tongue formation (occurs on both micro and macro scales); In many cases part of an ice sheet, cap, field; Large or small scale radial ice margin; Is not an outlet or a valley glacier; If it terminates into sea, use class 'calving and lobed'; Part of an ice sheet or ice cap, disqualified as an outlet glacier (WGMS 1970, 1998); Tongue like form of an icefield or ice cap. (WGMS 1977)
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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