Term: Net accumulation Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: See article Net accumulation under Mass balance.  IHPGlacierMassBalance 

The sum, if positive, of accumulation and ablation over any time period; if the sum is negative then net accumulation is zero. In the accumulation zone the net accumulation is equal to the mass balance. The term appears often in ice-core studies, where the layer thickness is related to the mass balance.  IHPGlacierMassBalance