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Term: Glacier recession Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The shrinking of the snout (toe) of a glacier following successive years of negative mass balance (q.v.). This is usually evident from the recession of the ice margin on land, or calving in the sea, but also from down-wasting. Also referred to by the term glacier retreat.  Swisseduc 

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