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Term: Suncups Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Ablation hollows that develop during intense sunshine.  NSIDCCryosphere 

Ablation hollows that develop during intense sunshine. On low- latitude snow, firn, and ice fields these may grow into spectacular features called snow or ice penitents.  IACSSnow 

A suncup is a small depression on a snow or firn surface formed by melting and evaporation resulting from direct exposure to the sun.  USGSGlaciers(ambiguous) 

A series of bowl-like depression melted into a snow or ice surface, separated by a network of connected ridges. Individual suncups may be more than three feet deep and ten feet in diameter. Suncups form during warm, sunny conditions.  USGSGlaciers(ambiguous) 

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