Nunatak


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nunatak

[′nən·ə‚tak]
(geology)
An isolated hill, knob, ridge, or peak of bedrock projecting prominently above the surface of a glacier and completely surrounded by glacial ice.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Nunatak

 

(an Eskimo word), an isolated rocky peak that projects above the surface of a glacier where the ice cover is relatively thin. Nunataks are common along the rim of the ice caps of Greenland and Antarctica.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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