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Continued West Antarctic ice loss

Continued West Antarctic ice loss

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.

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.

BBC article

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