Windborne snow

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Term: Windborne snow
Definition: Blowing snow or drifting snow. Windborne snow may be redistributed from one part of the glacier to another. It contributes to the glacier-wide mass balance only when it is carried across a lateral boundary of the glacier, either inward or outward, or when it suffers sublimation instead of being redeposited.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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