The forward movement of the snout (toe) of a glacier following successive years of positive mass balance (q.v.).
Crusoe Glacier, Axel Heiberg Island, has a steep front, typical of advancing glaciers. Photo J. Aleaan, 1977.
Updated 2006-10-20 · © Glaciers online · J. Alean · M. Hambrey
Hosted by Metanet