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Trends and connections across the Antarctic cryosphere

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, June 2018
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77 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
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393 tweeters
facebook
6 Facebook pages

Citations

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185 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
Title
Trends and connections across the Antarctic cryosphere
Published in
Nature, June 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41586-018-0171-6
Pubmed ID
Authors

Andrew Shepherd, Helen Amanda Fricker, Sinead Louise Farrell

Abstract

Satellite observations have transformed our understanding of the Antarctic cryosphere. The continent holds the vast majority of Earth's fresh water, and blankets swathes of the Southern Hemisphere in ice. Reductions in the thickness and extent of floating ice shelves have disturbed inland ice, triggering retreat, acceleration and drawdown of marine-terminating glaciers. The waxing and waning of Antarctic sea ice is one of Earth's greatest seasonal habitat changes, and although the maximum extent of the sea ice has increased modestly since the 1970s, inter-annual variability is high, and there is evidence of longer-term decline in its extent.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 185 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 50 27%
Researcher 37 20%
Student > Master 25 14%
Student > Bachelor 15 8%
Professor 15 8%
Other 26 14%
Unknown 17 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 111 60%
Environmental Science 26 14%
Physics and Astronomy 8 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 2%
Other 4 2%
Unknown 25 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 802. 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 14 February 2020.
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#8,912
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Outputs from Nature
#1,246
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Outputs of similar age
#353
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Outputs of similar age from Nature
#49
of 887 outputs
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