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Englacial conduit

A channel, commonly cylindrical, formed within the body of a glacier, carrying water towards the glacier bed or margins. Capture of a stream upglacier commonly leads to their abandonment.

An abandoned englacial conduit formed beneath a medial moraine on Vadret da Morteratsch, Grisons, Switzerland. Photo M. J. Hambrey, 2006.

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