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Term: Penitent Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A spike or pillar of compacted snow, firn, or glacier ice caused by differential melting and evaporation. It is the extreme relief of sun cups found most often at high altitudes in low latitude regions; the resulting spikes resemble repentant souls.  IACSSnow 

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