Nunatak

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Nunatak (from Inuit nunataq) is an exposed, often rocky element of a ridge, mountain, or peak not covered with ice or snow within (or at the edge of) an ice field or glacier.
Nunatak (from Inuit nunataq) is an exposed, often rocky element of a ridge, mountain, or peak not covered with ice or snow within (or at the edge of) an ice field or glacier.

Nunatak (from Inuit nunataq) is an exposed, often rocky element of a ridge, mountain, or peak not covered with ice or snow within (or at the edge of) an ice field or glacier.

The term is typically used in areas where a permanent ice sheet is present.

Nunataks present readily identifiable landmark reference points in glaciers or ice caps and are often named.


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  • Wikipedia Nunatak [1]
  • The Canadian Encyclopedia Nunatak [2]

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