pluvial lake

   A lake formed in an extended period of exceptionally heavy rainfall.
   Compare: pluvial lake [ relict ], glacial lake, proglacial lake.
   SW & GG
   [ relict ]
   A lake formed in an extended period of exceptionally heavy rainfall, but now greatly reduced or gone; a lake formed in the Pleistocene Epoch during a time of glacial advance, and now extinct (relict) e.g., Lake Bonneville.
   Compare: pluvial lake, glacial lake, proglacial lake.
   SW & GG

Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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  • proglacial lake —    I.    A type of glacial lake which formed just beyond the margin of an advancing or retreating glacier; generally in direct contact with the ice.    Compare: glacial lake, pluvial lake.    GG    II.    [ relict ]    Remnant features of a… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

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