snow line

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the line on a mountain above which there is perpetual snow and ice

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That's why snow-line of glaciers was marching upwards, she added.
Here we find pockets of montane heath, scarce summit habitats than can be seen as a kind of tundra - land that is above the tree-line and below the permanent snow-line.
One such place is the Sierra Nevada Mountain, where the snow-line dividing rainfall from snow fall which occurs during any storm can be very sensitive to temperature.
AFTER skis and snowboards have left the slopes and the snow-line has receded many ski resorts open for summer business.
A contender for most spectacular train journey in the world, the line descends nearly 3000 feet from the snow-line to sea level in just 12 miles.