snow line definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- The lower altitudinal boundary of a snow-covered area, especially of one that is perennially covered, such as the snowcap of a mountain.
- The fluctuating latitudinal boundaries around the polar regions marking the extent of snow cover.
snow line - Science Definition
- The boundary marking the lowest altitude at which a given area, such as the top of a mountain, is always covered with snow.
- The boundary marking the furthest extent around the polar regions at which there is snow cover. The polar snow lines vary with the seasons.