Ice stream

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Term: Ice stream
Definition: Part of an 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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