Glaciers: the glacial system

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What is the zone of Ablation?
The zone found at the snow line, where the inputs exceed the outputs.
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What is the zone of Accumulation?
Found near the top of the glacier, where inputs tend to exceed outputs.
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What is the line of equilibrium?
Area near the top of the glacier where Accumulation and Ablation are equal.
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What is the glacial budget?
The difference between accumulation and ablation
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What is a negative glacial budget?
When the amount of ablation exceeds the amount of accumulation.
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What are glacial budgets like in the summer?
Large amounts of ablation, little accumulation.
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What are glacial budgets like in the winter?
Little amounts of ablation, Large amounts accumulation
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