Ice stream

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Term: Ice stream
Definition: Part of an ice sheet or ice cap in which the ice flows more rapidly, and not necessarily in the same direction as the surrounding ice. Zones of strongly sheared, crevassed ice often define the margins (cf. shear zone).
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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