Snowfall-Driven Growth in East Antarctic Ice Sheet Mitigates Recent Sea-Level Rise

@article{Davis2005SnowfallDrivenGI,
  title={Snowfall-Driven Growth in East Antarctic Ice Sheet Mitigates Recent Sea-Level Rise},
  author={C. Davis and Yonghong Li and J. McConnell and M. Frey and Edward Hanna},
  journal={Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={308},
  pages={1898 - 1901}
}
  • C. Davis, Yonghong Li, +2 authors Edward Hanna
  • Published 2005
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • Satellite radar altimetry measurements indicate that the East Antarctic ice-sheet interior north of 81.6°S increased in mass by 45 ± 7 billion metric tons per year from 1992 to 2003. Comparisons with contemporaneous meteorological model snowfall estimates suggest that the gain in mass was associated with increased precipitation. A gain of this magnitude is enough to slow sea-level rise by 0.12 ± 0.02 millimeters per year. 
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