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Term: Frontal ablation Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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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.  IHPGlacierMassBalance 

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