Term: Periglacial climate Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
Contributed by GCW Glossary


Definition: Climate characteristic of regions immediately on the periphery of an ice-cap or continental glacier.  WMOMeteoterm 

The climate characteristic of the regions immediately bordering the outer perimeter of an ice cap or continental glacier. The principal climatic feature is the high frequency of very cold and dry winds off the ice area. These regions have been thought to create ideal conditions for the maintenance of a belt of intense cyclonic activity.  AMSglossary