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Term: Snowpatch
Definition: A mass of snow of restricted extent, especially one that persists through most or all of the ablation season. Snowpatches are less extensive than snowfields, but the distinction is not made precisely in common usage. A snowpatch that is perennial may be difficult to distinguish from a glacieret.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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