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Term: Sublimation Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The transition of a substance from the solid phase directly to the vapor phase, or vice versa, without passing through an intermediate liquid phase.  NSIDCCryosphere 

The process by which a solid changes phase directly into a vapour without melting.  IHPGlacierMassBalance 

The process by which solids are transformed directly to the state of vapour or vice versa, without passing through the liquid phase.  ECCCanada 

The process in which a solid turns to a gas without first forming a liquid (opposite of deposition).  IACSSnow 

The transition of a substance from the solid phase directly to the vapour phase, or vice versa, without passing through the liquid phase.  WMOMeteoterm 

Process where ice changes into water vapor without first becoming liquid. This process requires approximately 680 calories of heat energy for each gram of water converted.  PhysicalGeography 

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