glaciers

ablation zone

area or zone of a glacier where snow and ice ablation exceed accumulation.
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ablation season

period during which glaciers lose more mass than they gain; usually coincides with summer.
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ablation moraine

mound or layer of moraine in the ablation zone of a glacier; the rock has been plucked from the mountainside by the moving glacier and is melting out on the ice surface.
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ablation hollows

depressions in the snow surface caused by the sun or warm, gusty wind.
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ablation area

the area of a glacier where more glacier mass is lost than gained.
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