Alternative definitions (11), class: vernacular (1.0)
Term: Ablation
Definition: (1) Combined processes (such as sublimation, melting, evaporation) which remove snow or ice from the surface of a glacier or from a snow-field. Also used to express the quantity lost by these processes. (2) Reduction of the water equivalent of a snow cover by melting, evaporation, wind and avalanches.
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