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alluvium sediment eroded from adjacent areas and deposited by running water in and along rivers and streams.
albedo the percent reflectivity of a surface.ice may reflect up to 90 percent of incoming solar radiation, while blacktop asphalt may absorb up to 95 percent.
accumulation area or zone where snow falls on a glacier, commonly on a snowfield crique.
accretion snow accretion is the growth of precipitation particles by collision of ice crystals with supercooled liquid droplets which freeze one impact.
ablation area or zone the region of a glacier where more mass is lost by melting or evaporation than is gained.
ablation refers to melting, erosion and evaporation which reduces the area of the ice.
Created by: glaciers1