Surge front

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Term: Surge front
Definition: The zone of intense compression between surging ice and non-surging ice. This is commonly marked by a bulge and a transition from heavily crevassed to crevasse-free ice. The surge front rapidly moves through the glacier, and if it reaches the snout, the glacier advances.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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