Ice sheets melting faster than earlier estimates – Washington Post

by Leslie on March 16, 2011

The vast ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica are melting faster than previously estimated and that melting is accelerating, according to a new report that verifies 18 years of melting via two independent techniques.
The most thorough data set, from 1992 through the present, employed satellite radar readings of ice movement, soundings of ice thickness, and other ground-based observations to build a complete picture of the size of the ice sheets from month to month.

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Ice sheets melting faster than earlier estimates – Washington Post

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