snow line


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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

n
(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
References in classic literature ?
But in most creatures, nay in man himself, very often the brow is but a mere strip of alpine land lying along the snow line.
By this time our water was exhausted once more, and we were suffering severely from thirst, nor indeed could we see any chance of relieving it till we reached the snow line far, far above us.
As we ascended we found the air grew cooler and cooler, which was a great relief to us, and at dawn, so far as we could judge, we were not more than about a dozen miles from the snow line.
aPeople would ski out to the snow line where the taxis would be waiting.
Under a glorious blue sky and with a backdrop of stunning views, Holm-firth Vineyard's general manager and winemaker Luke Tankard explained the ins and outs of producing wine on the Pennine snow line.
They might consider trying it once, but they're not doing it for 30 days straight, chasing the snow line north, hunting feed fields in front of the migration as it burns through the Midwest.
Outside of the snow line, water condenses into ice grains that stick together to build gas giant planets.
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope, scientists have now snapped a picture of a snow line in the TW Hydrae system, showing a boundary line beyond which the dust grains are coated with a frozen carbon monoxide frost.
Tow Law is above the snow line and freezing cold in August
For the stone facade, 16 LED 30 deg fixtures (Lumenpulse) were semi-recessed to protrude above the typical snow line that exists during the winter.