Ice stream

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Term: Ice stream
Definition: Part of an island ice sheet in which the ice flows more rapidly and not necessarily in the same direction as the surrounding ice. The margins are sometimes clearly marked by a change in direction of the surface slope but may be indistinct.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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