Periglacial climate

Alternative definitions (2), class: vernacular (0)
Term: Periglacial climate
Definition: The climate characteristic of the regions immediately bordering the outer perimeter of an ice cap or continental glacier. The principal climatic feature is the high frequency of very cold and dry winds off the ice area. These regions have been thought to create ideal conditions for the maintenance of a belt of intense cyclonic activity.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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