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Term: Glacier tongue Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: An extension of a glacier or ice stream projecting seaward, usually afloat.  NSIDCCryosphere 

Projecting seaward extension of a glacier, usually afloat.  WMOSeaIce 

Sea ice terminology that describes the seaward extension of a glacier, usually afloat. In the Antarctic, glacier tongues may extend over many tens of kilometres.  ECCCanada 

An extension of a glacier or ice stream projecting seaward, usually afloat.  UKAntarcticTerms 

The long slender part of a valley glacier that is subject to net ablation.  Swisseduc 

An extension of a glacier or ice stream projecting seaward, usually afloat.  AMSglossary 

An extension of a glacier or ice stream projecting seaward, usually afloat.  SPRI 

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