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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After achieving his PhD in 2017 Matthew, from North Tyneside and whose research plotted early 19th century ice fronts around the Arctic, took up a post-doctoral fellowship at the Arctic Institute of North America at the University of Calgary in Canada.
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.
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.