accumulation area

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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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collect waste from the three Satellite Accumulation Areas (SAA) located on-campus at Richardson Hall, Mallory Hall and Science Hall.
The peaks (representing both local maximums and minimums) of the curves identify the changes from the accumulation areas to erosion zones or vice versa.
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.
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.
A common "hot spot" for lab compliance audits is safety violations, such as inadequate upkeep like improper storage or labeling of chemicals, improperly maintained satellite accumulation areas, improper use of personnel protective equipment, blocked aisles and exits, and inaccessible first aid and spill kits.
However, Geoka's SPIRS procedure clearly states that these accumulation areas can collapse when there is sufficient strong rainfall.