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Term: Shear zone Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A zone of severe deformation, especially where a fast-flowing ice stream (q.v.) moves past relatively slow-moving ice. The deformation is characterised especially by intense crevassing.  Swisseduc 

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