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Term: Dead ice Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Any part of a glacier which has ceased to flow; dead ice is usually covered with moraine.  NSIDCCryosphere 

Any part of a glacier that does not flow at a detectable rate. Stagnant ice is a synonym.  IHPGlacierMassBalance 

Any part of a Glacier which has ceased to flow or Creep. Dead Ice is usually covered with morainal deposits and the underlying Ice may not be visible or easily recognizable.  TrombottoGeocryology 

Glacier ice which is stagnant, i.e. no longer moving. Typically dead ice is found buried under debris in terminal or lateral moraines after the glacier receded from them. Also the ice of flat glacier tongues may become dead during a phase of glacier recession.  Swisseduc 

Any part of a glacier which has ceased to flow. Dead ice is usually covered with moraine.  SPRI 

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