Term: Winter season Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The time span from the start of the mass-balance year to the time of maximum glacier mass. The term is best suited to glaciers of winter-accumulation type. In the stratigraphic system the winter season ends when the glacier has attained maximum mass. In the floating-date system and the fixed-date system, the mass is not necessarily at its Annual minimum or maximum when the winter season starts or ends.  IHPGlacierMassBalance