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Growth of the Southern Greenland Ice Sheet

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Science  28 Aug 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5381, pp. 1251
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5381.1251a

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  • Figure 1

    Spatial distribution of elevation change from 1978 to 1988 showing the approximate location of the ice divide (stars) and 2000 m surface elevation contour (dots). (A) Image from figure 1 of our original report (contour added). Majority of missing area above 2000 m is east of the ice divide and adjacent to areas experiencing negative change. (B) New preliminary result based on the inclusion of the first 18 months of Geosat data along with the original Geosat-ERM data. Spatial average of the combined dataset yields a growth rate of 2.2 ± 0.9 cm/year, which is not significantly different than the results give in our report.

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