Annual ELA

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Term: Annual ELA
Definition: The ELA at the end of the mass-balance year. The Annual ELA is not in general the same as the average altitude of the Annual snowline. The superimposed ice zone lies below the Annual snowline and above the Annual ELA. However, if there is no superimposed ice, the Annual snowline can be used as a proxy for the Annual ELA.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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