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firn

[fərn]
(hydrology)
Material transitional between snow and glacier ice; it is formed from snow after existing through one summer melt season and becomes glacier ice when its permeability to liquid water drops to zero. Also known as firn snow.
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SMI] towards 4 can be expected when going deeper within the firn core.
Forster said that the discovery was a surprise because although water discharge from streams in winter had been previously reported, and snow temperature data implied small amounts of water, no one had yet reported observing water in the firn that had persisted through the winter.
Firn hired Futures to analyze the school district's special education services during the 2007-2008 school year, and in the following year he inked a fixed-cost contract for the company to take over the special education program.
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James Firn, Youth Justice Services co-ordinator, said: "What we need now are more organisations to come forward to offer young people work to do as a way of making amends for their behaviour.
Once a firn member has formulated an idea, he or she should discuss it with the media contact before writing the article to ensure it would be considered newsworthy.
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French scientist Jerome Chappellaz has studied the interconnecting air spaces of old snow-or firn air inside the polar ice caps of Greenland and Antarctica.
At a depth of 8,000ft, the ice core they will retrieve will not be solid ice but a half-snow, half-ice substance called firn, which has the appearance of wet sugar but also a hardness that makes it extremely resistant.