Polar glacier

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Term: Polar glacier
Definition: In Ahlmann's glacier classification, a glacier with an accumulation area covered by firn and with subsurface temperatures below freezing throughout the year. The two subtypes are the high polar glacier and the subpolar glacier.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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