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Antarctic Ice Sheet growing enough
to lower sea levels
 

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This paper, published in 2006, shows that the Antarctic ice sheet is gaining enough ice to lower – lower! - global sea levels by 0.08 mm year.  

               Where are the breathless headlines announcing this fact?

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  Antarctic Ice Sheet Elevation
Elevation change (meters)

 The paper, entitled Mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet, was written by UK scientists Wingham, Shepherd, Muir and Marshall, was published online in Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A (2006) 364, 1627–1635, doi:10.1098/rsta.2006.1792, 25 May 2006.

D. J. Wingham and A. Muir are with the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, University College London.

A. Shepherd is with the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge.

G. J. Marshall is with the British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Cambridge.

See entire paper: http://www.cpom.org/research/djw-ptrsa364.pdf

 

 


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