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Term: Mid-range altitude Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The average of the minimum altitude and maximum altitude of the glacier. The mid-range altitude is of interest in itself as a measure of the vertical location of the glacier, but has also been shown to be (to within the accuracy of measurements) an unbiased estimator of the Balanced-budget ELA. See glaciation level.  IHPGlacierMassBalance 

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