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Term: Terminus
Definition: The downvalley end of a glacier. It is sometimes referred to as the glacier snout. The lower-most margin, end, or extremity of a glacier. Also called Toe, End or Snout. The lowest end of a glacier, also called glacier snout, glacier front or glacier toe. The term, the plural of which is either 'terminuses' or 'termini', is applicable primarily to glaciers with well-defined tongues, and to ice streams.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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