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cryoconite, kryokonite
1. A dark, finely textured dust powder carried by wind and deposited on a snow or ice surface.
2. Depressions containing cryoconite that absorbs solar radiation, thus causing the melting of the neighboring glacier ice.
3. Organisms and wind-blown detritus that induce surface melt pits in glaciers.
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