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snow line

n.
1. The lower altitudinal boundary of a snow-covered area, especially of one that is perennially covered, such as the snowcap of a mountain.
2. The fluctuating latitudinal boundaries around the polar regions marking the extent of snow cover.

snow line

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snowline

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(Physical Geography) the altitudinal or latitudinal limit of permanent snow

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n.
1. the line, as on mountains, above which there is perpetual snow.
2. the latitudinal line marking the limit of the fall of snow at sea level.
[1825–35]

snow line

1. The boundary marking the lowest altitude at which a given area, such as the top of a mountain, is always covered with snow.
2. The boundary marking the furthest extent around the polar regions at which there is snow cover. The polar snow lines vary with the seasons.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snow line - the line on a mountain above which there is perpetual snow and ice
line - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
Translations
SchneefallgrenzeSchneegrenze

snow line

nlimite m delle nevi perenni
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There are hills, rounded, blunt, burned, squeezed up out of chaos, chrome and vermilion painted, aspiring to the snowline," she later wrote.
Climate change models project that the historical snowline will get higher in elevation as a result of regional warming.
It means an extra two to three weeks a year in the "freeze-free" season, he said, which translates into the snowline staying 600 feet higher than before in the region's mountains.
The other night three of us were huddled among boulders high above the snowline on Schiehallion waiting for dawn for a final push to the summit.
To monitor snow cover variability, Paudel and Andersen (2011) firstly analyzed the spatial and temporal variability of snow cover in the Trans Himalayan region of Nepal during last decade and then proposed five practical steps in order to remove cloud obscuration from MODIS daily snow products including combining data from the Terra and Aqua satellites, adjacent temporal deduction, spatial filtering based on orthogonal neighbouring pixels, spatial filtering based on a zonal snowline approach and finally temporal filtering based on zonal snow cycle.
The park sprawls over 320 square miles and includes both the ever-cloudy, high montane rainforest and, farther up--between the treeline and the snowline -- the alpine tundra known locally as the paramo.
Glaciers in the Mount Everest region have shrunk by 13 percent in the last 50 years and the snowline has shifted upward by 180 meters (590 feet), according to Sudeep Thakuri, who is leading the research as part of his PhD graduate studies at the University of Milan in Italy.
Research presented at the Meeting of the Americas in Cancun, Mexico, showed that the snowline of the world's highest peak had shifted 180 metres upwards over the last half century.
That's how I came to shield you southern softies from the truth about the harsh realities of life up here on the snowline.
s assist people with the "job of living," according to Pattie Overduin, sole occupational therapist within Snowline Joint Unified School District in Southern California.
This physiographic unit lies below the snowline with an elevation ranging from 2,000 to 3,500 m.
Dr Rasul highlighted that the snowline is shifting upward due to increase in temperature and likewise there is a biodiversity shift on the mountains.