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glacial drainage channel

glacial drainage channel(meltwater channel) A channel cut by the action of glacial meltwater or by water from an ice-dammed lake (overflow channel). Various types may be recognized, classified by the position of the channel with reference to the glacier (e.g. ice-marginal, englacial, or subglacial). Usually these channels are steep-sided and flat-floored, and are unrelated to the present drainage pattern.

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glacial drainage channel

glacial drainage channel (meltwater channel) Channel cut by the action of glacial meltwater or by water from an ice-dammed lake. Various types may be recognized, classified by the position of the channel with reference to the glacier, e.g. ice-marginal, englacial, or subglacial. Usually these channels are steep-sided and flat-floored, and are unrelated to the present drainage pattern.

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"glacial drainage channel." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved July 24, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/glacial-drainage-channel