Mass budget

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Term: Mass budget
Definition: A synonym of mass balance. Mass budget is a more correct term than mass balance, but is used less often. While water balance and energy balance refer to equations in which the change in storage is only one of the terms, common glaciological usage equates mass balance with the change in storage (in other words, with the mass imbalance). It is unlikely that this usage will change.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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