Lost mass from Greenland Ice Sheet 1900-2010

This statistic displays the total spatial ice mass loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet from 1900 to 2010. Between 2003 and 2010, some 186.4 billion metric tons of ice per year was lost. Since 2003, a large decrease in the surface mass balance has been noted, whereas, there was a relatively dynamic balance of increases and decreases in mass in the 110 years prior. Greenland-wide mass observations only became available in 1992.

Total ice mass loss from Greenland Ice Sheet from 1900 to 2010

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Release date

December 2015



Survey time period

1900 to 2010

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