Polar glacier

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Term: Polar glacier
Definition: An obsolete term, due to Ahlmann (1935), originally in the form 'high-polar glacier', describing a glacier with an accumulation zone in which there is little or no melting and the temperature is below the freezing point to depths of at least 200 m. See cold glacier, polythermal glacier for rough equivalents in modern terminology.
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