Frontal ablation

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Term: Frontal ablation
Definition: Loss of mass from a near-vertical glacier margin, such as a calving front. The processes of mass loss can include calving, subaerial melting and subaerial sublimation, and subaqueous frontal melting.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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