Steady-state AAR

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Term: Steady-state AAR
Definition: The AAR of a glacier in steady state. The steady-state AAR is difficult to estimate because glaciers are seldom if ever in steady state. In practice, it must be estimated by modelling. To emphasize that the Balanced-budget AAR and steady-state AAR are distinct concepts, the steady-state AAR should be given a distinctive symbol, perhaps AAR0'.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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