Sharply increased mass loss from glaciers and ice caps in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago

  title={Sharply increased mass loss from glaciers and ice caps in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago},
  author={Alex S. Gardner and Geir Moholdt and Bert Wouters and Gabriel Wolken and David O. Burgess and Martin J. Sharp and J. Graham Cogley and Carsten Braun and Claude Labine},
Mountain glaciers and ice caps are contributing significantly to present rates of sea level rise and will continue to do so over the next century and beyond. The Canadian Arctic Archipelago, located off the northwestern shore of Greenland, contains one-third of the global volume of land ice outside the ice sheets, but its contribution to sea-level change remains largely unknown. Here we show that the Canadian Arctic Archipelago has recently lost 61 ± 7 gigatonnes per year (Gt yr−1) of ice… Expand
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