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Term: Basal sliding Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
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Definition: The sliding of a glacier over bedrock.  NSIDCCryosphere 

The sliding of a glacier over bedrock, a process usually facilitated by the lubricating effect of meltwater.  Swisseduc 

The motion of the basal ice of the glacier relative to the material immediately beneath the glacier.  AMSglossary 

The sliding of a glacier over the surface it rests on. Caused by the gradient of the slope and the weight of the glacier's mass.  PhysicalGeography 

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