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I found about 65,000 examples with “snow cover” (like “snow cover data”, “snow cover update”, etc), so this common term is not a problem. As far as the Russian “period formirovaniya” is concerned, I would use “compositing period”, which is the exact English match, or just the word “period” alone. If the exact period of time is available, I would use a word like “during”, ”over”, “from…to…”, etc. See some examples of how this idea is handled in English:
Explanation: Well, to translate your phrase you could use the following:
"(the) period (time) of formation of snow cover"
At least I used something in translating a very scinetific article realted to glacial phenomena:)
Dr. Tagir S. Tagirov
IzVUZ, Russian Mathematics, issue no. 4/1998, pp. 34-35 Try Google with "Antarctida"
ttagir Local time: 12:12 Native speaker of: Russian, Tatar PRO pts in pair: 492