subpolar glacier

subpolar glacier

[¦səb′pō·lər ′glā·shər]
(hydrology)
A polar glacier with 30 to 60 feet (10 to 20 meters) of firn in the accumulation area where some melting occurs.
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In the shadows of Mount Chamberlain--the tallest mountain in the Brooks Range--we'll establish various base camps from which to seek out stunning views, subpolar glaciers, intriguing canyons, and hidden valleys.