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Snowfield is also a former name of the UK indie rock band Editors
Meltwater from snowfields fill tarns on Mount Rainier.

Above the snow line, there is a permanent accumulation of snow and ice found. This is known as snowfield or névés. Normally the term is applied to mountainous and glacial terrain. In glaciology the term refers to areas of permanent snow cover.

Glaciers originate in snowfields. The lower end of a glacier is usually free from snow and névé in summer. In the upper end and above the upper boundary of a glacier the snow field is in fact and ice field covered with snow. The glacier upper boundary, where it emerges from an under a snow field, is ill-defined because of gradual transition. [1]

References

  1. ^ Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1904) "Geology", p. 258

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