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  • n. A subglacial outburst flood.


From Icelandic jökulhlaup ("glacier burst") (Wiktionary)


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  • "A glacier outburst flood resulting from the failure of a glacier-ice-dam, glacier-sediment-dam, or from the melting of glacier ice by a volcanic eruption" - definition given in the USGS Glossary of Glacier Terminology. Icelandic.

    April 17, 2010

  • Also see jokulhlaup.

    November 18, 2008