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Term: Sub-polar glacier Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: An obsolete term, due to Ahlmann (1935), describing a glacier with an accumulation zone in which, except for possible seasonal warming and melting near the surface, the temperature is below the freezing point to depths of 100 m or more. The term is sometimes used as if it were a synonym of polythermal glacier.  IHPGlacierMassBalance 

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