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Term: Nunatak Class:  
 vernacular   (100%)
Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A rocky crag or small mountain projecting from and surrounded by a glacier or ice sheet.  NSIDCCryosphere 

A mountain peak or ridge that pokes through the surface of an Ice Field or a Glacier. It may separate adjacent Valley Glaciers (Greenlandic).  USGSGlaciers(ambiguous) 

A mountain, or any exposed ground, projecting from and surrounded by glacier ice. The word is a 19th-century borrowing from the Greenlandic language.  IHPGlacierMassBalance 

Small mountain, rocky crag, or outcrop projecting from a glacier, ice shelf or snowfield.  UKAntarcticTerms 

(from the Inuit) An island of bedrock or mountain projecting above the surface of an ice sheet or highland icefield.  Swisseduc 

A rocky crag or small mountain projecting from and surrounded by a glacier or ice sheet.  SPRI 

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