Ice Sheets

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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Data from NASA's GRACE satellites show that the land ice sheets in both Antarctica (left chart) and Greenland (right) have been losing mass since 2002. Both ice sheets have seen an acceleration of ice mass loss since 2009. (Source: GRACE satellite data)

Please note that the most recent data are from June 2017, when the GRACE mission concluded science operations. Users can expect new data from GRACE’s successor mission, GRACE Follow-On, in the summer of 2019.


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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