oggm.core.massbalance.MassBalanceModel.get_specific_mb

MassBalanceModel.get_specific_mb(heights=None, widths=None, fls=None, year=None)[source]

Specific mb for this year and a specific glacier geometry.

Units: [mm w.e. yr-1], or millimeter water equivalent per year
Parameters:
heights: ndarray

the atitudes at which the mass-balance will be computed. Overridden by fls if provided

widths: ndarray

the widths of the flowline (necessary for the weighted average). Overridden by fls if provided

fls: list of flowline instances, optional

Another way to get heights and widths - overrides them if provided.

year: float, optional

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

Returns:
the specific mass-balance (units: mm w.e. yr-1)