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Sections: Caucasus Mountains pp. 803-808 ; Novaya Zemlya p.781 ; Palaeo-Ice Stream pp. 127-128.

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Durham Research Online Deposited in DRO: 09 August 2013 Version of attached file: Accepted Version Peer-review status of attached file: Peer-reviewed Citation for published item: Stokes, C.R. (2011) 'Sections: Caucasus Mountains pp. 803-808 ; Novaya Zemlya p.781 ; Palaeo-Ice Stream pp. 127-128.', in Encyclopedia of snow, ice and glaciers. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. Further information on publisher's website: http://www.springer.com/earth+sciences+and+geography/hydrogeology/book/978-90-481-2643- 9?changeHeader Publisher's copyright statement: Additional information: Use policy The full-text may be used and/or reproduced, and given to third parties in any format or medium, without prior permission or charge, for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-profit purposes provided that: • a full bibliographic reference is made to the original source • a link is made to the metadata record in DRO • the full-text is not changed in any way The full-text must not be sold in any format or medium without the formal permission of the copyright holders. Please consult the full DRO policy for further details. Durham University Library, Stockton Road, Durham DH1 3LY, United Kingdom Tel : +44 (0)191 334 3042 | Fax : +44 (0)191 334 2971 http://dro.dur.ac.uk 1 Cover sheet Dr Chris R. Stokes Department of Geography Durham University Science Site, South Road Durham DH1 3LE Tel. +44 (0)191 334 1955 Fax. +44 (0)191 334 1908 E-mail: [email protected] 2 PALAEO-ICE STREAM Synonyms: not applicable Definition: not applicable Text: Introduction An ice stream is a region in a grounded ice sheet that flows at an order of magnitude faster than the slow-flowing ice that borders it. The term palaeo-ice stream is used to describe ice streams that no longer exist as a result of deglaciation. Ice streams have been referred to as the ‘arteries’ of an ice sheet (Benne

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