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NASA Confirms Recent Ice Sheet Losses

The current issue of the Journal of Glaciologycarries findings from NASA scientist Jay Zwally on the changing ice cover of Greenland and Antarctica that tallies with other recent studies indicating unprecedented thinning of the massive ice sheets. Zwally’s survey, carried out using satellites and airborne mapping, confirms that climate warming is changing how much water […]

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Glaciers May Be Shrinking But Antarctic Ice Sheet Gains Mass

While some climate change research suggests that global sea levels are rising due to global warming and the shrinkage of glaciers, a new study in Science has found that the interior of the East Antarctic ice sheet is actually gaining mass. Curt Davis, a researcher at the University of Missouri-Columbia, observed the ice sheet over […]

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