Ablation Lake

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Ablation Lake is a proglacial tidal lake in Ablation Valley, Alexander Island, Antarctica, with stratified saline and fresh water and depths exceeding 117 m (384 ft). The feature is dammed in the upper portion by ice that pushes into the lake from the adjacent George VI Ice Shelf. It is named after Ablation Valley following British Antarctic Survey (BAS) limnological research from 1973. The site lies within Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA) No.147.[1]

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  1. ^ "Ablation Valley and Ganymede Heights, Alexander Island". Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 147: Measure 1. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2002. Retrieved 2013-09-11. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Ablation Lake" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).

Coordinates: 70°49′S 68°26′W / 70.817°S 68.433°W / -70.817; -68.433