Steady-state ELA

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Term: Steady-state ELA
Definition: The ELA of a glacier in steady state. The steady-state ELA is difficult to estimate because glaciers are seldom if ever in steady state. It must usually be estimated by modelling. To emphasize that the Balanced-budget ELA and steady-state ELA are distinct concepts, the steady-state ELA should be given a distinctive symbol, perhaps ELA0.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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