Billions of tonnes of ice in fact! Mass gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet greater than losses, NASA study reports
by Maria-Jose Vinas
A new NASA study says that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers.[…]
According to new analysis of satellite data, the Antarctic Ice Sheet showed a net gain of 112 billion tons of ice a year from 1992 to 2001. That net gain slowed to 82 billion tons of ice per year between 2003 and 2008. […]
That’s not what the ideologues wanted us to find out.
A new NASA study says that Antarctica is overall accumulating ice. Still, areas of the continent, like the Antarctic Peninsula photographed above, have increased their mass loss in the last decades. Credit: NASA’s Operation IceBridge