oggm.core.massbalance.MassBalanceModel.get_monthly_mb

MassBalanceModel.get_monthly_mb(heights, year=None, fl_id=None, fls=None)[source]

Monthly mass-balance at given altitude(s) for a moment in time.

Units: [m s-1], or meters of ice per second

Note: year is optional because some simpler models have no time component.

Parameters
heights: ndarray

the atitudes at which the mass-balance will be computed

year: float, optional

the time (in the “hydrological floating year” convention)

fl_id: float, optional

the index of the flowline in the fls array (might be ignored by some MB models)

fls: list of flowline instances, optional

the flowlines array, in case the MB model implementation needs to know details about the glacier geometry at the moment the MB model is called

Returns
the mass-balance (same dim as heights) (units: [m s-1])