Grounding line

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Term: Grounding line
Definition: The set of points separating the floating part of a glacier from the grounded part. See flotation. Usually the floating part is downstream and the grounded part is upstream. However, the 'shorelines' of subglacial lakes are grounding lines.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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