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

heights: ndarray

the altitudes 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 “floating year” convention)

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