Snowfall-Driven Growth in East Antarctic Ice Sheet Mitigates Recent Sea-Level Rise. Davis, C. H.; Li, Y.; McConnell, J. R.; Frey, M. M.; and Hanna, E. 308(5730):1898–1901.
Snowfall-Driven Growth in East Antarctic Ice Sheet Mitigates Recent Sea-Level Rise [link]Paper  doi  abstract   bibtex   
Satellite radar altimetry measurements indicate that the East Antarctic ice-sheet interior north of 81.6°S increased in mass by 45 ± 7 billion metric tons per year from 1992 to 2003. Comparisons with contemporaneous meteorological model snowfall estimates suggest that the gain in mass was associated with increased precipitation. A gain of this magnitude is enough to slow sea-level rise by 0.12 ± 0.02 millimeters per year.
@article{davisSnowfalldrivenGrowthEast2005,
  title = {Snowfall-Driven Growth in {{East Antarctic}} Ice Sheet Mitigates Recent Sea-Level Rise},
  author = {Davis, Curt H. and Li, Yonghong and McConnell, Joseph R. and Frey, Markus M. and Hanna, Edward},
  date = {2005},
  journaltitle = {Science},
  volume = {308},
  pages = {1898--1901},
  issn = {1095-9203},
  doi = {10.1126/science.1110662},
  url = {https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1110662},
  abstract = {Satellite radar altimetry measurements indicate that the East Antarctic ice-sheet interior north of 81.6°S increased in mass by 45 ± 7 billion metric tons per year from 1992 to 2003. Comparisons with contemporaneous meteorological model snowfall estimates suggest that the gain in mass was associated with increased precipitation. A gain of this magnitude is enough to slow sea-level rise by 0.12 ± 0.02 millimeters per year.},
  keywords = {*imported-from-citeulike-INRMM,~INRMM-MiD:c-14007232,antarctic-region,complexity,feedback,non-linearity,sea-level,snow},
  number = {5730}
}
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