Ice Sheets

Data from NASA's GRACE and GRACE Follow-On satellites show that the land ice sheets in both Antarctica (upper chart) and Greenland (lower chart) have been losing mass since 2002. The GRACE mission concluded science operations in June 2017.

GRACE Follow-On began data collection in June 2018 and is now continuing the mass change data record for both ice sheets. This data record includes the latest data processing improvements and is continuously updated as more data are collected (with a lag of up to two months).

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Missions That Observe Land Ice

Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO)

NASA's IceBridge

ANTARCTICA MASS VARIATION SINCE 2002

Data source: Ice mass measurement by NASA's GRACE satellites.
Credit: NASA
Rate of Change
146.0
Gigatonnes per year
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GREENLAND MASS VARIATION SINCE 2002

Data source: Ice mass measurement by NASA's GRACE satellites.
Credit: NASA
Rate of Change
281.0
Gigatonnes per year
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