Temperate glacier

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Term: Temperate glacier
Definition: A glacier consisting of temperate ice over its entire thickness and extent, except for a surface layer of the order of 1015 m thick which may experience seasonal cooling. By definition a temperate glacier is a wet-based glacier.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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