Cold glacier

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Term: Cold glacier
Definition: A glacier consisting of cold ice, except possibly in a surface layer up to 1015 m thick that might warm to the melting point seasonally, and possibly right at the bed. See polythermal glacier, temperate glacier, dry-based glacier, warm-based glacier.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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