(Table 1) Mass loss of the Greenland Ice Sheet


Using satellite radar interferometry observations of Greenland, we detected widespread glacier acceleration below 66° north between 1996 and 2000, which rapidly expanded to 70° north in 2005. Accelerated ice discharge in the west and particularly in the east doubled the ice sheet mass deficit in the last decade from 90 to 220 cubic kilometers per year. As more glaciers accelerate farther north, the contribution of Greenland to sea-level rise will continue to increase.

Position of glaciers estimated. Missing values of MB1996 and MB2005 columns are replaced by MB2000 column in totals.

Supplement to: Rignot, Eric; Kanagaratnam, Pannir (2006): Changes in the velocity structure of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Science, 311(5763), 956-990

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.786385
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1121381
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.786385
Creator Rignot, Eric ; Kanagaratnam, Pannir
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2006
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset; Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 238 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-65.000W, 65.000S, 62.500E, 81.000N)