- erosion resulting from the action of frost beneath a snowbank.
Origin of nivation
Examples from the Web for nivation
Historical Examples of nivation
The process of nivation, or snow erosion, does not always produce visible effects.
It would at first sight appear impossible to distinguish between these changes through the results of nivation.
He has adequately shown the manner in which that phase of nivation is expressed which we find at the border of the snow.
Thus far only those volcanoes have been considered which have been modified by nivation.
- the weathering of rock around a patch of snow by alternate freezing and thawing