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Old 11-23-2015, 12:10 PM   #2
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Re: NASA Study Indicates Antarctica is Gaining More Ice Than It's Losing -

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“We’re essentially in agreement with other studies that show an increase in ice discharge in the Antarctic Peninsula and the Thwaites and Pine Island region of West Antarctica,” said Jay Zwally, a glaciologist with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and lead author of the study, which was published on Oct. 30 in the Journal of Glaciology. “Our main disagreement is for East Antarctica and the interior of West Antarctica – there, we see an ice gain that exceeds the losses in the other areas.”
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“If the losses of the Antarctic Peninsula and parts of West Antarctica continue to increase at the same rate they’ve been increasing for the last two decades, the losses will catch up with the long-term gain in East Antarctica in 20 or 30 years -- I don’t think there will be enough snowfall increase to offset these losses.”
It didn't sound to me like they were arguing against the fact that the amount of ice was decreasing. Rather, the amount is dropping, as was previously reported, and while we've found somewhere where it's growing, this doesn't mean the overall amount isn't going down.
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