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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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He made a second visit in January 1975 to the RISP site and to the Soviet Vostok Station, accompanied by John Splettstoesser (RISP), to sample firn from a snow pit dug before his arrival by station staff under the direction of N.
It's also recognition that the root of students' struggles needs to be diagnosed and addressed, which, according to Firn, RTI bypasses by emphasizing remediation.
SMI] towards 4 can be expected when going deeper within the firn core.
Burns y Firn, si bien defendiendo la vigencia del principio de beneficencia en algunas situaciones, resaltan la necesidad de tener en cuenta los puntos de vista y preferencias de los usuarios, tanto como vehiculo para el establecimiento de relaciones de confianza con los mismos, como por el hecho de que sus manifestaciones puedan estar efectivamente revelando situaciones de genuina necesidad, a veces ignoradas por los profesionales (Burns y Firn, 2002).
The bottom line is you cannot provide the leadership to move a school district in a new direction if you're not in the seat," says Firn.
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.
Summer accumulation is a highly variable contributor to net accumulation on the ice cap; it is derived either directly from snowfall or from refreezing of rainfall in firn (Barr et al.
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.
Any organisation which can provide work should contact James Firn on (01388) 776685.
The study of glaciers, `glaciology', is packed with exotic sounding terms like firn, cirque and drumlin.
On Staten Island, Lee is a partner in the law firn of Lee File & Amtzis, which speciallizes in the representation of home builders.
Gregory Firn, Superintendent of Anson County Schools