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Term: Dirt cone Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A cone-shaped formation of ice that is covered by dirt; a dirt cone is caused by a differential pattern of ablation between the dirt covered surface and bare ice.  NSIDCCryosphere 

A thin veneer of debris draping a cone of ice up to several metres high, formed because the debris has retarded ablation under it. (or ablation cone)  Swisseduc 

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