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Term: Ice front Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The vertical cliff forming the seaward face of an ice shelf or other floating glacier, varying in height from 2 to 50 meters (2.2 to 55 yards) above sea level.  NSIDCCryosphere 

Sea ice terminology. Describes the vertical cliff that forms the seaward face of an ice shelf or other floating glacier. It varies in height from 2 m to 50 m or more above sea level.  ECCCanada 

The vertical cliff forming the seaward face of an ice shelf or other floating glacier varying in height from 6 to 165 ft (2-50 m) or more above sea level.  WMOSeaIce 

Vertical cliff forming the seaward face of an ice shelf or other floating glacier and, because of its variable position, dated on maps and charts.  UKAntarcticTerms 

The seaward facing, clifflike edge of an ice shelf (so called by the British Antarctic Place Names Committee).  AMSglossary 

The vertical cliff forming the seaward face of an ice shelf or other floating glacier, varying in height from 2 to 50 m above sea level (cf. Ice wall).  SPRI 

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