Glacial retreat

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Term: Glacial retreat
Definition: Glacial retreat is the net movement of the glacier terminus upvalley. Retreat results when the glacier is ablating at a rate faster than its movement downvalley. Retreating termini are usually concave in shape.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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