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Term: Ablation
Definition: (1) Combined processes (such as melting, sublimation, evaporation or calving) which remove snow or ice from a glacier or from a snowfield; also used to express the quantity lost by these processes. (2) Reduction of the water equivalent of snow cover by melting, evaporation, wind and avalanches.
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