Partially compacted névé, a type of snow that has been left over from past seasons and has been recrystallized into a substance denser than névé.- Firn
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Persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight.
In temperate glaciers, snow repeatedly freezes and thaws, changing into granular ice called firn.
Snow comprises individual ice crystals that grow while suspended in the atmosphere—usually within clouds—and then fall, accumulating on the ground where they undergo further changes.
After deposition, snow progresses on one of two paths that determine its fate, either ablation (mostly by melting) or transitioning from firn (multi-year snow) into glacier ice.
Young, granular type of snow which has been partially melted, refrozen and compacted, yet precedes the form of ice.
Névé that survives a full season of ablation turns into firn, which is both older and slightly denser.
Raised bog in the German Ore Mountains of central Europe, not far from Zinnwald-Georgenfeld.
The ridgeline in this area had a permanent covering or cap of firn.
Peak in the Hida Mountains range of the Japanese Alps, located in Nagano Prefecture and Toyama Prefecture, central Honshu, Japan.
It is also one of the few peaks in Japan with year-round snow fields (Firn), in the Shirouma Dai Sekkei, or Shirouma deep-snow gorge ''' (白馬大雪渓).
A snow patch is a geomorphological pattern of snow and firn accumulation which lies on the surface for a longer time than other seasonal snow cover.
Term proposed by the Russian geologist V.P. Nekhoroshev for intermontane depressions which might get completely filled by glaciers from the surrounding mountains at the maxima of glaciation.
They consisted of a thick lens of lake water, which was covered by lake ice, aufeis and glacier ice, and by snow-firn sequence, too.
Double-peaked mountain in the Austrian federal state of Salzburg.
Auf dem Hohen Tenn liegt westlich des Tennsattels im Gipfelbereich das sogenannte Dreieckige Firnfeld.
Ice cave, located in the Crowsnest Pass area of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada.
Specifically, it is formed by firn and seepage water.
Glacier in the French département of Hautes-Alpes.
The firn line on the Glacier Blanc, which separates the accumulation zone from the ablation zone, lies on the northern slopes at a height of about and on the southern flanks at about.