glacier budget

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The mass balance of a glacier, which takes into account inputs (new snow and ice) and outputs (including evaporation and meltwater). The larger the positive balance the faster the glacier grows; when the mass balance is negative, outputs exceed inputs and the glacier melts and shrinks

Subjects: Environmental Science.

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