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

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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.
The snow line is also predicted to gradually lower, reaching areas around 800 meters.
In just the past decade -- the warmest in Earth's recorded history -- the snow line rose between 1,200 and 1,500 feet in the northern Sierra Nevada.
They are to be found between the tree line and the snow line.
White birds came roaring out of the south, a steady trickle of new geese chasing the snow line in mid-February.
There will be live stream broadcasts from the lower valleys, forests and the snow line glaciers.
It was here that Froome lost the race lead in the Criterium du Dauphine ahead of his ill-fated 2014 Tour, but there were no ghosts from that day on the spectacular hors categorie climb towards the snow line as Team Sky continued to offer the 2013 and 2015 Tour winner strong support.
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has made the first ever resolved observation of a water snow line within a protoplanetary disc.
High Himalayas, Karakoram and the Hindukush ranges with their alpine meadows and permanent snow line, coniferous forests down the sub-mountain scrub, the vast Indus plain merging into the great desert, the coast line and wetlands, all offer a remarkably rich variety of vegetation and associated wildlife including avifauna, both endemic and migratory.
If you don't, for goodness sake stay below the snow line because you might not live to regret it.