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accumulation area

[ə·kyü·myə′lā·shən ′er·ē·ə]
(hydrology)
The portion of a glacier above the firn line, where the accumulation exceeds ablation. Also known as firn field; zone of accumulation.
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For instance, in order to comply with the requirements of environmental legislation, MRC reconstructed temporary waste accumulation areas.
Packing and shipping: Once the shipping process begins, cartons are conveyed from the various accumulation areas to the shipping sorter (13).
The peaks (representing both local maximums and minimums) of the curves identify the changes from the accumulation areas to erosion zones or vice versa.
The Main Accumulation Areas (MAAs), or Main Hazardous Waste Storage Areas, are required to comply with EPA regulations, such as distance from a property line and the closest floor drain.
Accumulation areas are geomorphologically highlighted on the plain with seasonal floods and other areas of fluvio-lacustrine accumulation.
That DEP alleged that state workers found during inspections last year that Wal-Mart failed to provide adequate security for waste oil accumulation areas, post signs, keep adequate records, properly delineate waste oil accumulation areas, label hazardous waste and waste oil containers, and keep wastes separated.
Basins with short response times include those on the southwest arm and on the east and south margins that are peripheral to the main ice cap and have accumulation areas that do not extend to the major ice divides.
Although it is still overwhelmingly ablation, there are small accumulation areas tucked into the higher defiles, clinging on in patches of permanent shadow.
Currently, accumulation areas for mountain glaciers are very small.
Hazardous Waste: Accumulation areas are being set up at each facility.