Periglacial lake

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Not to be confused with periglaciation.

A periglacial lake is a lake bordering a glacier. They are usually found along the fringes of large ice sheets. Former periglacial lakes are known to have existed as early as the Cryogenian in Australia.[1]


  1. ^ Williams, G. E., & Sonett, C. P. (1985). Solar signature in sedimentary cycles from the late Precambrian Elatina Formation, Australia. Nature, 318, 523-527.