Ice Sheets

ANTARCTICA MASS VARIATION SINCE 2002

Data source: Ice mass measurement by NASA's GRACE satellites. Gap represents time between missions.
Credit: NASA
Rate of Change
148.0
Gigatonnes per year
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Data from NASA's GRACE and GRACE Follow-On satellites show that the land ice sheets in both Antarctica (left chart) and Greenland (right 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 continually updated as more data are collected (with a lag of up to two months).

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GREENLAND MASS VARIATION SINCE 2002

Data source: Ice mass measurement by NASA's GRACE satellites. Gap represents time between missions.
Credit: NASA
Rate of Change
279.0
Gigatonnes per year
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