perched lake

perched lake

[′pərcht ′lāk]
(hydrology)
A perennial lake whose surface level lies at a considerably higher elevation than those of other bodies of water, including aquifers, directly or closely associated with the lake.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The meltwater becomes what on Earth is called a perched lake: a lens-shaped body of water between ice above and below.
Eventually the perched lake and overlying rubble refreeze.
The stunning white silica Sands of Shelburne Bay rise like snow above perched lakes and wetlands unique in the world.