Summer season

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Term: Summer season
Definition: The time span from the end of the winter season to the end of the mass-balance year. The length of the summer season may vary greatly from year to year. The term is best suited to glaciers of winter-accumulation type. In the stratigraphic system the summer season starts when the glacier has attained maximum mass and ends when the glacier has attained minimum mass. In the floating-date system and the fixed-date system, the mass is not necessarily at its Annual maximum or minimum when the summer season starts or ends.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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