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Term: Jokulhlaup Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
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Definition: An Icelandic term meaning glacier dammed lake outburst flood.  NOAAHydrology 

(1) a large outburst flood that usually occurs when a glacially dammed lake drains catastrophically (2) any catastrophic release of water from a glacier.  NSIDCCryosphere 

In hydrologic terms, an Icelandic term meaning glacier dammed lake outburst flood.  NOAA-NWS 

Jokulhlaup's (an Icelandic term pronounced Yo-kul-hloips) are sudden outbursts of water released by a glacier. The water may be released from glacier cavities, sub-glacial lakes, and from glacier-dammed lakes in side valleys. Also known as 'glacial outburst floods'. 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.  USGSGlaciers(ambiguous) 

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 (Icelandic).  USGSGlaciers(ambiguous) 

(from the Icelandic). A sudden and often catastrophic outburst of water from a glacier during a volcanic eruption. The term is also used to describe when an ice-dammed lake bursts or an internal water pocket escapes, resulting in flooding.  Swisseduc 

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