Reference:Velicogna and Wahr 2006

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Velicogna, Isabella and John Wahr (2006). "Measurements of Time-Variable Gravity Show Mass Loss in Antarctica". Science 311 (5768): 1754-1756. DOI:10.1126/science.1123785.


"Using measurements of time-variable gravity from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites we determine mass variations of the Antarctic ice sheet during 2002-2005. We find that the ice sheet mass decreased significantly, at a rate of 152 ± 80 km3/year of ice, equivalent to 0.4 ± 0.2 mm/year of global sea level rise. Most of this mass loss came from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet." 


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