Big-time increase in Antarctic snowfall

When scientists looked at Antarctic snowfall over the past 200 years they found a “significant” increase, up to 10%.

In the decade 2001-2010, some 272 billion tons more snow fell on Antarctica per year compared with the decade 1801-1810.

This extra amount of snow is equivalent to twice the water volume of the Dead Sea.

Per year!

However, even though that huge volume of water is being locked up on land, the researchers concluded it would only “slightly slow a general trend in global sea-level rise.”

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43691671

Thanks to Jan Panhuis and Dean Koehler for this link

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April 9, 2018 at 02:28PM

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