Melt Freeze Metamorphism

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Metamorphism which results from one or (more commonly) more cycles of melting followed by refreezing. One sequence of melting conditions followed by freezing conditions is called a melt-freeze cycle. This is usually diurnal with melt occuring starting in mid-morning or early aftrenoon and freezing starting when the sun goes down. A period of melt-freeze metamorphism leads to corn snow.

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Reference

  • 1 The Snow Life-Cycle [1]

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