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Term: Percolation
Definition: The movement of a liquid such as water through the void spaces of a permeable solid such as snow or firn, the rate of movement being governed by the porosity and liquid content of the solid, the geometric attributes of the pores, including their diameter and tortuosity, and the response of the pore walls to wetting. See infiltration.
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