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Record Greenland mass loss

Gravity-based estimates of mass change have been extended by the recently launched GRACE Follow-On Satellites. The satellite record, combined with regional climate models, reveals that the Greenland Ice Sheet had lower mass loss in 2017–2018, only to return to a record-breaking mass loss in the summer of 2019.

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Fig. 1: Mass balance trend of the Greenland Ice Sheet from April 2002 to December 2019 as measured by the GRACE/GRACE-FO satellites.


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Mohajerani, Y. Record Greenland mass loss. Nat. Clim. Chang. 10, 803–804 (2020).

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