Surface ablation

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Term: Surface ablation
Definition: Ablation at the surface of the glacier, generally measured as the lowering of the surface with respect to the summer surface, corrected for the increase in density of any residual snow and firn and multiplied by the density of the lost mass.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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