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Term: Ice apron Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A mass of ice adhering to a mountainside.  NSIDCCryosphere 

A steep mass of smooth ice, commonly the source of ice avalanches, that adheres to steep rock near the summits of high peaks.  Swisseduc 

A thin mass of snow and ice adhering to a mountainside.  AMSglossary 

A thin mass of snow and ice adhering to a mountain side (cf. Bergschrund).  SPRI 

Steep, ice covered mountain faces; Hanging glaciers; Thin ice flanks; See longitudinal characteristics for further differentiation; Irregular, usually thin ice mass which adheres to a mountain slope or ridge; Includes ice fringes; Thin ice and snow covered mountain flank (ice flanks or steep ice fields)  GLIMSGlacier 

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