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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Southern Glazer's also added spiral conveyors to optimize delivery of cases from a mezzanine-level accumulation area to the truck-loading area.
The collar was small, not easily seen, and did not exceed the length of the accumulation area of the follicular relics.
In larger volume plants, a robot tends an accumulation area to stage projects until all components are complete.
The machine also features a special grouping system, which includes an accumulation area to help regulate the delivery of products to the machine, and ensure that product flow is consistent.
Norwegian scientist Andreas Kaab at the University of Oslo in a media interview said: "In most of the satellite images that we used to support our study, the glaciers in J&K look really bad with not much snow accumulation area left," Kashmir Media Service reported.
The satellite accumulation area must be under control of the process operator, and can total up to 55 gal of non-acute hazardous waste or one quart of acute waste.
According to the company, its NAPL Trapping Cap (patent pending) is designed to permanently and predictably control tar migration from sediment by redirecting tar that is released to a controlled accumulation area, where the non-aqueous phase tar is trapped while the gas is vented to the atmosphere.
This is a major accumulation area due to the slope of the road, as water from both the Dubai and the Sharjah side of the road flows into this area.
Considering area change basin by basin, the largest percentage reductions in glacier area occurred in basins with a hypsometry such that a 100 m rise in the equilibrium line altitude would have resulted in a large change in the accumulation area ratio (proportion of the basin lying in the accumulation area).
There should be two parts to a glacier: an accumulation area and an ablation area'.
The expedition, conducted by Professor Syed Iqbal Hasnain from the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), observed that the glacier's accumulation area (where snowfall freezes into new ice) has mostly converted into ablation (depletion by melting and evaporation).