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New Nature paper “Mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet from 1992 to 2017” published

New Nature paper “Mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet from 1992 to 2017” published

A new paper in Nature titled “Mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet from 1992 to 2017” was released last week that represents an aggregate assessment of the state of the Antarctic ice sheet from over 80 international research.  Dr. Gunter contributed one of the 24 mass balance data sets used in the study (one of seven from the altimetry experiment group).  The results show that Antarctica is losing ice mass to the oceans at a rate of hundreds of gigatons per year (1 gigaton = a block of ice 1 x 1 x 1 km).  Additional coverage of this new study has been posted on NPR, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and others.