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Definition of Basal sliding

Basal sliding Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Basal sliding is the act of a glacier sliding over the bed due to meltwater under the ice acting as a lubricant. This movement very much depends on the temperature of the area, the slope of the glacier, the bed roughness, the amount of meltwater from the glacier, and the glacier's size.

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