Term: Glacieret Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A very small glacier.  NSIDCCryosphere 

A very small glacier, typically less than 0.25 km2 in extent, with no marked flow pattern visible at the surface. To qualify as a glacieret, an ice body must persist for at least two consecutive years. Glacierets can be of any shape, and usually occupy sheltered parts of the landscape. Windborne snow and avalanches can be dominant contributors to the accumulation of glacierets.  IHPGlacierMassBalance