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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 before it 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's sediment size, the amount of meltwater from the glacier, and the glacier's size.

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