Enter the product of accumulation and the total ablation into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Glacier Mass Balance.

## Glacier Mass Balance Formula

MB = c + a

Variables:

- MB is the Glacier Mass Balance ()
- c is the product of accumulation
- a is the total ablation

To calculate Glacier Mass Balance, sum the product of accumulation and the total ablation.

## How to Calculate Glacier Mass Balance?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Glacier Mass Balance.

- First, determine the product of accumulation.
- Next, determine the total ablation.
- Next, gather the formula from above = MB = c + a.
- Finally, calculate the Glacier Mass Balance.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem : **

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

product of accumulation = 3000

total ablation = 2000