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November 29 2012

Antarctic icecap is melting more slowly than previously estimated, scientists find


The Antarctic icecap is melting more slowly than previously estimated, according to new estimates based on satellite measurements and GPS sensors on the ground.

The authors of the study, published in Nature, estimate an annual total ice loss of 69 billion tonnes, plus or minus 18 billion â between half and a third of previous estimates, and equivalent to only around 0.19mm of sea-level rise a year.

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