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Isothermal

Also:

"Same temperature." A snowpack which is 0 degrees C (32 F) throughout.

Any mixture of ice and water will generally be 0C so the amount of free water in an isothermal snowpack may vary widely.

An isothermal snowpack may still retain much of the structure acquired as it developed, such as crusts and harder and softer layers.

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