Temperate glacier

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Term: Temperate glacier
Definition: Glacier in which the ice found below 10 to 20 meters from its surface is at the pressure melting point. One of the three types of glaciers: cold glacier; temperate glacier; and subpolar glacier.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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