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Ice-sheet mass balance and climate change

Hanna, E.; Navarro, F.J.; Pattyn, F.; Domingues, C.M.; Fettweis, X.; Ivins, E.R.; Nicholls, R.J.; Ritz, C.; Smith, B.; Tulaczyk, S.; Whitehouse, P.L.; Zwally, H.J.

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E. Hanna

F.J. Navarro

F. Pattyn

C.M. Domingues

X. Fettweis

E.R. Ivins

R.J. Nicholls

C. Ritz

B. Smith

S. Tulaczyk

H.J. Zwally


Since the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report, new observations of ice-sheet mass balance and improved computer simulations of ice-sheet response to continuing climate change have been published. Whereas Greenland is losing ice mass at an increasing pace, current Antarctic ice loss is likely to be less than some recently published estimates. It remains unclear whether East Antarctica has been gaining or losing ice mass over the past 20 years, and uncertainties in ice-mass change for West Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula remain large. We discuss the past six years of progress and examine the key problems that remain.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 5, 2013
Deposit Date May 13, 2013
Publicly Available Date Jun 11, 2013
Journal Nature
Print ISSN 0028-0836
Electronic ISSN 1476-4687
Publisher Nature Research
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 498
Issue 7452
Pages 51-59
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