Ripening of snow

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Term: Ripening of snow
Definition: The process by which a snow pack reaches a state where it can yield meltwater, including warming of the snowpack to 0C, wetting of the snow, and coarsening of the snow texture.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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