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Antarctic ice loss could be half that of previous estimates, study finds

(6 June 2013)

View of Jakobshavn Icebergs from Disko Bay,
West Greenland

The loss might be only half the amount reported in major studies in the last few years, according to the international study by scientists from 12 specialist centres and published in the journal Nature.

For the first time, the researchers collectively studied advances in both observations and simulations of ice-sheet mass changes.

Pippa studied how land masses react to the changing weight of ice sheets. Her current research focuses on Antarctica.