Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers

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Estimation of Glacier Volume and Volume Change by Scaling Methods

  • David B. BahrEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2642-2_690


Scaling relationship. A power-law exponential equation that relates two quantities such as volume and area.

Estimating volume

Glacier volume V can be estimated from the glacier surface area A using the scaling relationship
$$V = k{A^\gamma }$$
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics and Computational ScienceRegis UniversityDenverUSA