Snow field

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Snowfield is also a former name of the UK indie rock band Editors
Meltwater from snowfields fill tarns on Mount Rainier.

A snow field, snowfield or neve is an accumulation of permanent snow and ice, typically found above the snow line, normally in mountainous and glacial terrain.

Glaciers originate in snowfields; the lower end of a glacier is usually free from snow and névé in summer. In the upper end and above the upper boundary of a glacier, the snow field is an ice field covered with snow; the glacier upper boundary, where it emerges from under a snow field, is ill-defined because of gradual transition.[1]


  1. ^ Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1904) "Geology", p. 258