Land Ice

Data from NASA's GRACE satellites show that the land ice sheets in both Antarctica (upper chart) and Greenland (lower) have been losing mass since 2002. Both ice sheets have seen an acceleration of ice mass loss since 2009. (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
127.0
Gigatonnes per year
margin: ±39
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GREENLAND MASS VARIATION SINCE 2002

Data source: Ice mass measurement by NASA's GRACE satellites.
Credit: NASA
Rate of Change
286.0
Gigatonnes per year
margin: ±21
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