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Term: Ice wall Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: An ice cliff forming the seaward margin of an inland ice sheet, ice piedmont or ice rise; the rock basement may be at or below sea level.  NSIDCCryosphere 

An ice cliff forming the seaward margin of a glacier that is not afloat. An ice wall is aground, the rock basement being at or below sea level.  WMOSeaIce 

Sea ice terminology that describes an ice cliff forming at the seaward margin of a glacier which is aground.  ECCCanada 

A steep rocky slope almost completely draped with glacier ice, including hanging glaciers and ice aprons (q.v.).  Swisseduc 

An ice cliff forming the seaward margin of an inland ice sheet, ice piedmont or ice rise. The rock basement may be at or below sea level (cf. Ice front).  SPRI 

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