firnification

[ feer-nuh-fi-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌfɪər nə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

the process by which snow changes into névé.

Origin of firnification

First recorded in 1920–25; firn + -i- + -fication
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