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Term: Glacial outburst floods Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Glacial outburst floods are sudden outbursts of water released by a glacier. The water may be released from glacier cavities, sub-glacial lakes, and from glacier-dammed lakes in side valleys. Also known as 'J  USGSGlaciers(ambiguous) 

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