A team of scientists from NASA and British Antarctic Survey (BAS), describes how analysis of 53 ice cores collected from across Antarctica reveals snowfall increased during the 20th century and mitigated sea-level rise by 10 mm. However, Antarctica’s additional ice mass gained from snowfall only makes up for about a third of its overall ice loss. The study is published in the journal Nature Climate Change this week.
Original Title: Increased snowfall in Antarctica buffers sea-level rise
Full Text of the Original Article: https://phys.org/news/2018-12-snowfall-antarctica-buffers-sea-level.html