Cryoconite hole

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Term: Cryoconite hole
Definition: A small cylindrical hole on the surface of a glacier, formed by small patches of debris that absorb more radiation than the surrounding ice, and melt downwards at a faster rate.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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