Mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet from 1992 to 2017

  title={Mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet from 1992 to 2017},
  author={A. Shepherd and E. Ivins and E. Rignot and B. Smith and M. V. D. Broeke and I. Velicogna and P. Whitehouse and K. Briggs and I. Joughin and G. Krinner and Sophie Nowicki and Tony Payne and T. Scambos and N. Schlegel and A. Geruo and C{\'e}cile Agosta and A. Ahlstr{\o}m and G. Babonis and V. Barletta and A. Bĺazquez and J. Bonin and B. Csath{\'o} and R. Cullather and D. Felikson and X. Fettweis and R. Forsberg and Hubert Gall{\'e}e and A. Gardner and L. Gilbert and A. Groh and B. Gunter and Edward Hanna and Christopher Harig and V. Helm and A. Horvath and M. Horwath and S. Khan and K. Kjeldsen and H. Konrad and P. Langen and B. Lecavalier and B. Loomis and S. Luthcke and M. McMillan and D. Melini and S. Mernild and Yara Mohajerani and P. Moore and J. Mouginot and G. Moyano and A. Muir and T. Nagler and Grace A. Nield and J. Nilsson and Brice Noel and I. Otosaka and Mark E. Pattle and W. Peltier and N. Pie and R. Rietbroek and H. Rott and Louise Sandberg-S{\o}rensen and I. Sasgen and H. Save and B. Scheuchl and E. Schrama and Ludwig Schr{\"o}der and Ki-Weon Seo and S. Simonsen and T. Slater and G. Spada and T. Sutterley and M. Talpe and L. Tarasov and W. J. V. D. Berg and W. Wal and M. V. Wessem and B. D. Vishwakarma and D. Wiese and B. Wouters},
  • A. Shepherd, E. Ivins, +77 authors B. Wouters
  • Published 2018
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The Antarctic Ice Sheet is an important indicator of climate change and driver of sea-level rise. Here we combine satellite observations of its changing volume, flow and gravitational attraction with modelling of its surface mass balance to show that it lost 2,720 ± 1,390 billion tonnes of ice between 1992 and 2017, which corresponds to an increase in mean sea level of 7.6 ± 3.9 millimetres (errors are one standard deviation). Over this period, ocean-driven melting has caused rates of ice loss… CONTINUE READING
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