Firnification | Article about firnification by The Free Dictionary
The process of firn formation from snow and of transformation of firn into glacier ice.
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A spokesman from Aberystwyth University said: "Almost all Antarctic ice forms over some decades as it is compressed by fresh overlying snowfall, a process called firnification
Almost all Antarctic ice is compressed by fresh snowfall over a number of years, a process called firnification