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Term: Chionosphere Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The part of the Earth's surface lying above the regional snowline. Though useful, the term, due originally to Kalesnik, is in fact confined to the Russian literature. 'Chion' is a Greek word for snow.  IHPGlacierMassBalance 

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