Snow line

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Term: Snow line
Definition: The line or zone on land that separates areas in which fallen snow disappears in summer from areas in which snow remains throughout the year. The altitude of the snow line is controlled by temperature and the amount of snowfall (cf. Equilibrium line and Firn line).
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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