Equilibrium line

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Term: Equilibrium line
Definition: The boundary on a glacier between the ablation area and accumulation area. No net mass is gained or lost at this location. In the absence of superimposed ice, this line is equal to the snow line at the end of the mass balance year.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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