ice front

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ice front

[′īs ‚frənt]
(hydrology)
The floating vertical cliff forming the seaward face or edge of an ice shelf or other glacier that enters water.
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WHALING ship logbooks studied by North East researchers have revealed that ice fronts in the early 19th Century were far more advanced around the Arctic than they are today.
Project leader Dr Dennis Wheeler said: "Significantly this is the first time we have ever had direct observational information on the ice fronts in the North Atlantic and Davis Straits area before 1900.
The USGS previously documented that the majority of ice fronts on the entire Peninsula have also retreated during the late 20th century and into the early 21st century.