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ice front

the forward section or seaward edge of an ice shelf.
Origin of ice front
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Large masses are also always falling down from the ice-front.

    Geology James Geikie
  • The 'Aurora' retreated to the open sea, and headed to the west in search of a break in the ice-front.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • This is not the case of a mere temporary recession of the ice-front.

  • The evidence for this is found in the presence of a continuous, terminal moraine, at or just in advance of the present ice-front.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • In the oscillations of the ice-front marking the final retreat of the Alpine glaciers there were three epochs of advance.

  • No mere temporary retreat and re-advance of the ice-front can account for these phenomena.

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