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glacier sole

the bottom of the ice of a glacier.
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glacier table

a rock that resides on a pedestal of ice; formed by differential ablation between the rock-covered ice and surrounding bare ice.
Talefre Glacier on Mont Blanc Massif in the European Alps sported a prominent glacier table when this undated photograph was taken. The rock protected the ice directly below it from melting, resulting in the characteristic pedestal that remains after the surrounding ice melts. For scale, note the man standing behind and to the left of the pedestal. (Photo courtesy of Cairrar, archived at the World Data Center for Glaciology, Boulder, CO.)
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glacier terminus

the lowest end of a glacier; also called glacier snout or toe.
Glacier at the head of Canon Fiord, Ellesmere Island, Canada
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glacier toe

the lowest end of a glacier; also called glacier snout or terminus.
Glacier at the head of Canon Fiord, Ellesmere Island, Canada
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glacier tongue

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

glacier trough

u-shaped valleys transformed from v-shaped stream valleys due to erosion caused by passing glaciers.
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glacier wind

a localized current of air occuring as a result of a glacier's melting processes; when the surface of glacial ice melts, the air above the glacier cools and becomes heavier than the surrounding air and flows down the glacial valley; glacier wind can also be wind that flows out of ice caves; a kind of katabatic wind.

glacieret

a very small glacier.
Arapaho Glacier, located along the Front Range, Colorado, in 1956. Although relatively small in terms of glacier size, the city of Boulder, Colorado, still receives some of its drinking water from Arapaho Glacier runoff. (Photo courtesy of the World Data Center for Glaciology, Boulder, CO.)
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glacierized

land overlaid at present by a glacier is said to be covered; the alternative term glacierized has not found general favour.
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ground moraine

continuous layer of till near the edge or underneath a steadily retreating glacier.
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