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where R is rate of ice loss (e.g., in GT yr-1), s is the fingerprint scale factor, k =1,2,3 is the set of source locations (Alaska, Greenland, and Antarctica), p = 1,2,3 is the set of destination locations (north coast, central coast, south coast), and t is time. The term RGIC-AK designates the loss rate from all glacier and ice cap regions with the exception of Alaska.

REFERENCE

McCullagh, P., and J.A. Nelder, 1989, Generalized Linear Models, 2nd edition, Chapman and Hall, London, 532 pp.



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