Term: Neve Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Young, granular snow that has been partially melted, refrozen and compacted; neve that survives a full season is called firn; firn becomes glacial ice; (2) also refers to the accumulation zone of a glacier.  NSIDCCryosphere 

(1) A more or less extensive and persistent surface of snow, generally at high altitude. Synonymous with snowfield. (2) Synonymous with firn. Used less frequently in this sense now than formerly.  IACSSnow 

(1) A synonym of firn, of French origin, now little used. (2) A little-used synonym of snowfield, or sometimes of accumulation zone.  IHPGlacierMassBalance 

Partially melted and compacted snow that has a density of at least 500 kilograms per cubic meter.  PhysicalGeography 

1. Same as firn. 2. Same as accumulation area.  AMSglossary