Energy-balance model

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Term: Energy-balance model
Definition: A model of mass balance in which ablation by melting and sublimation is estimated by solving the surface energy balance. Energy balance models require more input information than temperature-index models, but are preferred for being based on a more complete description of processes, and for superior accuracy when the input information can be supplied accurately.
Created 2022.03.08
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