Land Ice

Data from NASA's GRACE satellites show that the land ice sheets in both Antarctica and Greenland are losing mass. The continent of Antarctica has been losing about 134 gigatonnes of ice per year since 2002, while the Greenland ice sheet has been losing an estimated 287 gigatonnes per year. (Source: GRACE satellite data)

Missions that observe land ice

Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)

NASA's IceBridge

 

ANTARCTICA MASS VARIATION SINCE 2002

Data source: Ice mass measurement by NASA's GRACE satellites.
Credit: NASA
Rate of Change
134.0
Gigatonnes per year

GREENLAND MASS VARIATION SINCE 2002

Data source: Ice mass measurement by NASA's GRACE satellites.
Credit: NASA
Rate of Change
287.0
Gigatonnes per year