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Mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet from 1992 to 2017

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, June 2018
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Title
Mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet from 1992 to 2017
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Nature, June 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41586-018-0179-y
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Abstract

The Antarctic Ice Sheet is an important indicator of climate change and driver of sea-level rise. Here we combine satellite observations of its changing volume, flow and gravitational attraction with modelling of its surface mass balance to show that it lost 2,720 ± 1,390 billion tonnes of ice between 1992 and 2017, which corresponds to an increase in mean sea level of 7.6 ± 3.9 millimetres (errors are one standard deviation). Over this period, ocean-driven melting has caused rates of ice loss from West Antarctica to increase from 53 ± 29 billion to 159 ± 26 billion tonnes per year; ice-shelf collapse has increased the rate of ice loss from the Antarctic Peninsula from 7 ± 13 billion to 33 ± 16 billion tonnes per year. We find large variations in and among model estimates of surface mass balance and glacial isostatic adjustment for East Antarctica, with its average rate of mass gain over the period 1992-2017 (5 ± 46 billion tonnes per year) being the least certain.

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Unknown 462 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 99 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 98 21%
Student > Bachelor 53 11%
Student > Master 50 11%
Professor 24 5%
Other 66 14%
Unknown 72 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 202 44%
Environmental Science 55 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 4%
Physics and Astronomy 15 3%
Social Sciences 11 2%
Other 61 13%
Unknown 99 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3910. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 July 2021.
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#708
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