Wet-snow zone

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Term: Wet-snow zone
Definition: The part of the accumulation zone of a cold glacier or polythermal glacier where all of the snow reaches the melting point during the ablation season. The wet-snow zone is sometimes referred to as the lower percolation zone.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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