Greenland and Antarctic Ice Mass Loss 2002-2020

Greenland and Antarctic Ice Mass Loss 2002-2020

Based on observations from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites (2002-2017) and GRACE Follow-On (since 2018), researchers concluded that between 2002 and 2020, Greenland shed approximately 280 gigatons of ice per year, causing global sea level to rise by 0.8 millimeters per year. In the same interval, Antarctica shed approximately 150 gigatons of ice per year, causing global sea level to rise by 0.4 millimeters per year.

Credit:
NASA/JPL/Caltech
Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) and GRACE Follow-On (FO) Monthly Surface Mass Anomalies 04/2002 – 08/2020
Night Snow by Asher Fulero courtesy of YouTube Audio Library
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