Recent Sea-Level Contributions of the Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheets

  title={Recent Sea-Level Contributions of the Antarctic and Greenland Ice Sheets},
  author={A. Shepherd and D. Wingham},
  pages={1529 - 1532}
  • A. Shepherd, D. Wingham
  • Published 2007
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Science
  • After a century of polar exploration, the past decade of satellite measurements has painted an altogether new picture of how Earth's ice sheets are changing. As global temperatures have risen, so have rates of snowfall, ice melting, and glacier flow. Although the balance between these opposing processes has varied considerably on a regional scale, data show that Antarctica and Greenland are each losing mass overall. Our best estimate of their combined imbalance is about 125 gigatons per year of… CONTINUE READING
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