polar glacier

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a glacier near the Arctic or Antarctic poles

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A warmer earth may lead to changes in rainfall patterns, and a rise in sea level, for example, as the polar glaciers melt.
It has further been pointed out that the Himalayan glaciers melting will have a much more immediate and direct impact on human beings than the eventual threat posed by the melting polar glaciers.
The Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, which is based at the university, planned to use the UAV to measure ice thickness at the bottom layers of polar glaciers.
The White Glacier data now rank among the best and longest mass balance and terminus measurements of polar glaciers (Cogley and Adams, 2000).
In one scenario, patterned after the event that occurred 8,200 years ago, polar glaciers continue to melt, the waters of the North Atlantic lose their salinity, and the flow of the Gulf Stream ceases.