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EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIER MASS BALANCE/ICE SHEET MASS BALANCE
Definition:
Mass balance describes the net gain or loss of snow and ice through a given
year. It is usually expressed in terms of water gain or loss.
Reference:
USGS/Cascades Volcano Observatory Glossary of Selected Glacier and
Related Terminology,
http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Glossary/Glaciers/glacier_terminology.html
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