outlet glacier

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outlet glacier A tongue of ice that extends radially from an ice dome. It may be identified within the dome as a rapidly moving ribbon of ice (an ‘ice stream’), while beyond the dome it typically occupies a shallow, irregular depression. The 700 km long Lambert Glacier, Antarctica, is one of the world's largest outlet glaciers.

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outlet glacier A tongue of ice that extends radially from an ice dome. It may be identified within the dome as a rapidly moving ribbon of ice (an ‘ice stream’), while beyond the dome it typically occupies a shallow, irregular depression. The 700 km long Lambert Glacier, Antarctica, is one of the world's largest outlet glaciers.