cold glacier

cold glacier

[¦kōld ′glā·shər]
(geology)
A glacier whose base is at a temperature much below 32°F (0°C) and frozen to the bedrock, resulting in insignificant movement and almost no erosion.
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When combined with the lower freezing temperature of salty water, it's possible for liquid to exist within a super cold glacier.
The researchers wrote in their study it's possible "a cold glacier with an average ice temperature of [14 to 17 degrees Fahrenheit] may be able to sustain a freshwater hydrologic system."
Cold glaciers or ice sheets atop the mountains could have protected them from wearing down, Cox suggests.