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A line either side of which isostatic readjustment is uneven; the line separating uplift from subsidence (Sella et al. (2007) Geophys. Res. Letts. 34, L02306). In glaciology, it is the point where a glacier, reaching the coast, starts to float (Debenham (1965) Geo. J. 131, 3). Rignot et al. (1997) Science 276, 5314, refer to the hinge line as the limit of tidal flexing.

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