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Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers

Part of the series Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series pp 311-311


Frozen Toe (Outer Zone of Glacier Snout)

  • Pratima PandeyAffiliated withCentre of Studies in Resources Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay Email author 

The frozen toe is a leading edge of a glacier formed due to the glaciotectonism or the thrust which takes place beneath a glacier. It is the frozen outer zone of the snout and has a shape of a boot (shoes) or toe.

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