Posted by: Grant | September 15, 2012

Antarctica – NOT

We could be worried about the Arctic ice melting, IF we listened to BBC and UK Guardian greenies, BUT we really don’t need to worry as long as Antarctica is gaining ice as this fairly definitve paper clearly discloses.

WUWT
ICESAT Data Shows Mass Gains of the Antarctic Ice Sheet Exceed Losses
Posted on September 10, 2012
by Anthony Watts
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/09/10/icesat-data-shows-mass-gains-of-the-antarctic-ice-sheet-exceed-losses/#more-70757

“Mass Gains of the Antarctic Ice Sheet Exceed Losses Zwally, H. Jay; Li, Jun; Robbins, John; Saba, Jack L.; Yi, Donghui; Brenner, Anita; Bromwich, David   Abstract:- During 2003 to 2008, the mass gain of the Antarctic ice sheet from snow accumulation exceeded the mass loss from ice discharge by 49 Gt/yr (2.5% of input), as derived from ICESat laser measurements of elevation change. The net gain (86 Gt/yr) over the West Antarctic (WA) and East Antarctic ice sheets (WA and EA) is essentially unchanged from revised results for 1992 to 2001 from ERS radar altimetry…. “

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