Esa’s Cryosat Mission Detects Continued West Antarctic Ice Loss
(Click to enlarge) West Antarctic ice loss map.
West Antarctica continues to lose ice to the ocean and this loss appears to be accelerating, according to new data from Europe’s Cryosat spacecraft.
(From BBC News / by Jonathan Amos) – The dedicated polar mission finds the region now to be dumping over 150 cubic km of ice into the sea every year.
It equates to a 15% increase in West Antarctica’s contribution to global sea level rise. Read the full story »