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snow line


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The lower limit of permanent snow cover. The height of the line varies with latitude; locally it also varies with aspect, because of the relationship to prevailing winds and quantity of snow deposited, and to summer temperatures, etc.

Subjects: Biological Sciences — Earth Sciences and Geography.


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