Term: Annual ELA Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
Contributed by GCW Glossary


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.  IHPGlacierMassBalance