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Jokulhlaup Technical Terms

Jokulhlaup: An Icelandic term for a glacial outburst flood, especially when an ice dam impounding a glacial lake breaks. Such breaks drained glacial Lake Missoula and created the Channeled Scablands in the Pacific Northwest. (Pronounced: yo-kool-loup, the last syllable as in "out".) Compare – glacier outburst flood, scabland, giant ripple. SW & GG

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