Mass balance of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets from 1992 to 2020
20 April 2023
By measuring changes in the volume, gravitational attraction, and ice flow of Greenland and Antarctica from space, we can monitor their mass gain and loss over time. Here, the authors present a new record of the Earth's polar ice sheet mass balance produced by aggregating 50 satellite-based estimates of ice sheet mass change. This new assessment shows that the ice sheets have lost (7.5 x 1012) t of ice between 1992 and 2020, contributing 21 mm to sea level rise.
The press release by Northumbria University can be found at: https://newsroom.northumbria.ac.uk/pressreleases/polar-ice-sheet-melting-records-have-toppled-during-the-past-decade-3247262
Contact: Inès N. Otosaka (firstname.lastname@example.org)