Articles | Volume 8, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 8, 2135–2145, 2014
The Cryosphere, 8, 2135–2145, 2014
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24 Nov 2014
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Detailed ice loss pattern in the northern Antarctic Peninsula: widespread decline driven by ice front retreats

T. A. Scambos et al.

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This study of one of the most rapidly changing glacier regions on earth -- the Antarctic Peninsula -- uses two types of satellite data to measure the rates of ice loss in detail for the individual glaciers. The satellite data is laser altimetry from ICESat and stereo image DEM differences. The results show that 24..9 ± 7.8 billion tons of ice are lost from the region north of 66°S on the peninsula each year. The majority of the data cover 2003-2008.