ice front


  1. the forward section or seaward edge of an ice shelf.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ice front1

First recorded in 1855–60

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

In the oscillations of the ice-front marking the final retreat of the Alpine glaciers there were three epochs of advance.

In valley glaciers it is shaped by the ice front to a crescent whose convex side is downstream.

Temporary lakes were formed wherever the ice front dammed the natural drainage of the region.

The ancient channel which it held along the Illinoian ice front has been traced through southeastern Iowa for many miles.


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