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nivation

(naɪˈveɪʃən)
n
(Geological Science) the weathering of rock around a patch of snow by alternate freezing and thawing
[C19: from Latin nix, stem niv- snow]
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They are using the 164-node Nivation Linux cluster to tackle large-scale simulations of flow/structure interaction, aeroacoustic, and elasto-acoustic scattering problems.
The infilled lake of Marcacocha, only 40 m in diameter and located 100 m east of the Patacancha river, remains wet in the dry season and it probably formed as a nivation hollow at the end of the last Ice Age.