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={Curt H. Davis and Yonghong Li and Joseph R McConnell and Markus M. Frey and Edward Hanna},
  journal={Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={308 5730},
  pages={1898-901}
}
Satellite radar altimetry measurements indicate that the East Antarctic ice-sheet interior north of 81.6 degrees 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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