About 90 percent of all ice is to be located in Antarctica. If it were all to melt, it would raise sea levels by 190 feet.
THE MASS OF ANTARCTIC ICE
The mass of the Antarctic ice sheet has changed over the last several years.
Significant mass loss of is responsible for a global sea level rise of 0,35 millimetres per year.
Research based on observations from NASA’s twin NASA/German Aerospace Center Twin Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites indicates that between 2002 and 2016, Antarctica shed approximately 125 gigatons of ice per year, causing global sea level to rise by 0.35 millimetres per year.
These images, created with GRACE data, show changes in Antarctic ice mass since 2002. Orange and red shades indicate areas that lost ice mass, while light blue shades indicate areas that gained ice mass. White indicates areas where there has been very little or no change in ice mass since 2002.
In general, areas near the centre of Antarctica experienced small amounts of positive or negative change, while the West Antarctic Ice Sheet experienced a significant ice mass loss (dark red) over the 14-
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