snowblitz theory

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A theory which proposes that following a severe winter with heavy snowfall, snow persists in lowland areas throughout the summer. This increases the albedo and thus reduces the amount of solar warming of the ground. More snow is added during the next winter, and more snow may thus accumulate year by year. An ice-cap may develop, and glaciation may occur after only a few hundred years.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Ecology and Conservation.

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