Snow line

Alternative definitions (4), class: vernacular (0)
Term: Snow line
Definition: In general, the outer boundary of a snow-covered area. It has at least two specific applications: 1) the actual lower limit of the snow cap on high terrain at any given time; 2) the ever-changing equatorward limit of snow cover, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere winter.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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