Wet-snow line

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Term: Wet-snow line
Definition: The set of points on a glacier separating the upper percolation zone, at higher elevation, from the lower percolation zone or wet-snow zone. The wet-snow line has no surface expression, but is significant as the upper limit of the region where internal accumulation may happen.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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