Cold environments

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-Zone of accumulation = Upper part of glacoer where mass is added.

-Zone of ablation = Lower part of glacier where mass is lost.

-Zone of equilibrium = Area where mass added is equal to mass lost.

-Net glacial balance = The overall mass lost or gained by a glacier.

-Positive mass balance = In Winter, there is more accumulation than ablation. Mass is added so the glacier advances.

-Negative mass balance = In Summer, there is more ablation than accumulation. Mass is lost so the glacier


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