accumulation zone


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accumulation zone

[ə·kyü·myə′lā·shən ‚zōn]
(geology)
The area where the bulk of the snow contributing to an avalanche was originally deposited.
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The laboratories include classical chemistry laboratories, laboratories for characterizing their specific facilities, areas and nano radiation risk, an ATEX zone, controlled dust accumulation zone (ISO 5 and ISO 7) and confocal microscopy facilities and SEM.
The transect length and direction was determined by using a computer model developed at the University of Hawaii (32) to estimate the accumulation zone for plastic pollution in the SPSG.
As snow falls in the accumulation zone at the top of a glacier, snow melts in the warmer ablation zone at the bottom (see Anatomy of a Glacier, p.
It was envisaged at the time that a monitoring station must be established in accumulation zone to understand the glacial dynamics above the equilibrium line.
Each accumulation zone is driven by air-operated clutches that are controlled by photo eyes and solenoids located in each zone.
Though Ganai does not have enough scientific experience to trek to the accumulation zone, he and six other members of the team play a vital role collecting data on the lower portions of the glacier know as the ablation zone, or the area where the ice melts.
5 A to 1 A Celsius in its accumulation zone -- where it bulks up ice.
What geographical feature has an accumulation zone and an ablation zone separated by the equilibrium line?
The semi-solid metal collects in the accumulation zone of the barrel, in front of either a ball-type or sliding-ring non-return valve.
The material is thermomechanically processed by the rotating screw, transferred to the accumulation zone, and then injected into a die cavity.