East Antarctica is losing ice

The East Antarctic ice sheet has been losing mass for the last three years, according to an analysis of satellite data. The BBC reported that scientists have been surprised by the findings, as the giant East Antarctic sheet, unlike the west, has been relatively stable until now. The satellite has previously shown that the smaller West Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets are losing mass. The complete melting of the East Antarctic sheet would raise sea levels by over 50 meters.


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