Equilibrium line

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Term: Equilibrium line
Definition: The line or zone on a glacier where a year's ablation balances a year's accumulation. The equilibrium line is determined at the end of the ablation season (cf. Firn line and Snow line).
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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