temperate glacier

temperate glacier

[′tem·prət ′glā·shər]
(hydrology)
A glacier which, at the end of the melting season, is composed of firn and ice at the melting point.
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Baishui number 1 Glacier (hereafter Glacier-BS1) is the largest temperate glacier in this region and the temperate glacier is regarded as a most sensitive glacier to global warming [24].
Pang, "Changing features of the climate and glaciers in China's monsoonal temperate glacier region," Journal of Geophysical Research, vol.
Pu et al., "Changes of climate, glaciers and runoff in China's monsoonal temperate glacier region during the last several decades," Quaternary International, vol.