NASA – Antarctic Ice Sheet Gaining Mass

Challenges the conclusions of other studies, including the IPPC.

Here are direct quotes from a NASA press release:

NASA Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses

A new NASA study says that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers (on the Antarctic Peninsula).

Antarctic Peninsula – Credit: NASA’s Operation IceBridge

The research challenges the conclusions of other studies, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 2013 report, which says that Antarctica is overall losing land ice.

According to the new analysis of satellite data, the Antarctic ice sheet showed a net gain of 112 billion tons of ice a year from 1992 to 2001. That net gain slowed   to 82 billion tons of ice per year between 2003 and 2008.

Thanks to Norm Smith for this link

“With the sun starting to go into hibernation it’s probably a safe bet that ice packs and glaciers in general are about to go into a rapid growth phase,” says Norm.

14 thoughts on “NASA – Antarctic Ice Sheet Gaining Mass”

  1. Scientists propose a laser cosmic shield to protect Earth from space threats!
    Dr I. Ashurbeyli, Chairman of UNESCOs Science of Space committee.
    Dr J. Pelton, former Dean at the International Space University.
    Professor D. Alexander, Director of the Rice Space Institute at Rice University, Houston, Texas.
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    50 petawatt class lasers currently operational, under construction or in the planning phase.

  2. amazing
    wonder what led NASA to finally admit it?
    sorta getting a bit TOO obvious the fact its NOT got warmer down there and the icemass is growing regardless of the prior scare stories?
    yup I AM grinning;-)

    Victoria this evening btw
    snow warn to 700metres 100k+winds all day southerlies and wind chill at 7pm would have made it about 2c i reckon..ahh Spring..hmm?

  3. Temperatures in north China to fall sharply. 2016-10-30.
    BEIJING, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) — Most parts of north China will experience a rapid drop in temperatures together with snow or rain over the next two days, the country’s meteorological authority forecast on Sunday.
    Temperatures will drop in northwestern, northern and northeastern China, in some areas by as much as eight degrees Celsius.
    Freezing wind is also expected to sweep across most parts of north China.
    Snow or sleet will hit northeastern China, with heavy snow expected in Jilin province.
    The center also forecast torrential rain in parts of Yunnan province, warning residents of landslides and mud-rock flows.

    • It’s been disbanded and absorbed into a replacement ministry, out of sight and out of mind, yet the Green terrorism with the UK’s power supply continues unabated. As do the new minister drive to remove 100% of carbon from the electricity energy economy by 2040-2080
      Typical Sir Humphry tactic, if the valiant civil service team is getting a lot of stick for getting simple things wrong, over estimating hard, under estimating value for money, or practising lies with plain wrong science, move them to another building and call them something else, the press will take years to find them, and by that time the vital civil service work to undermine the wishes of the electorate work will have been done.

  4. We had 42 hours total blackout in South Australia about month ago. Despite the regular finger pointing it has become obvious that watermelon driven policies caused this monumental f-…up.

    Even windmills had to be stopped(sic) because of strong wind.
    Some even toppled over. We live in an insane corporate asylum.

  5. You might find that American politics is having an effect on the climate establishment. The AGW’ist with NOAA and NASA has wagged the NASA dog for far too long. Perhaps they are hedging their bets knowing that Trump will end the climate funding gravy train.
    A significant proportion of the America electorate believe that the climate is far worse now than 20 years ago and that is it cooling, based on their, own climate experiences.
    However, politics in the US is controlled by a minority of Metropolitan Elitists who are predominantly green socialist in their political views. The same situation is in place in the UK; however, the elite establishment received a hard kick in the pants in June where the working class told government we are sick of you trashing our earnings with dirt cheap labour from the EU. A similar political event took place in Canada few years ago.
    The wealth trickle down will not happen while there is no demand for labour due to immigration, A significant number do not pay employment taxes, they staff the black economy, and transmit most of their money back to Eastern Europe. No wonder the EU Eastern States wish to block the UK leaving the EU with a fair and reasonable trading agreement as the UK is funding a significant proportion of their GDP.
    HC may well wriggle into the White House in November, but the cold climate to come will ensure she is a one term failing president.

  6. When you consider the fact that they are saying that since at least 1992, Antarctica has been gaining ice mass, never losing any other than calving sea ice, it throws a different look upon sea level rise. It doesn’t appear that the oceans have warmed that much, it is losing water to Antarctica, sea ice lose would lower sea level, so what is actually happening that is driving the sea level rise?

    • The current sea rise is in MM and currently within expected NON global warming expectations.
      From now on, and for at least the next 20 years plus Sea level may well drop by nearly a Meter.
      The next 140 year warm period after 2056 may recover 80% of that drop in sea level, but the trend is ever downwards in sea levels, and Warm period highest temperatures, its ever upwards in ICE Cap mass.
      Solar Cycle 25 May Never Show
      How do we know that the next solar cycle will be a dudl? NASA and the NOAA have all this wonderful equipment which they are recording data that tell us exactly what is going to happen next. Solar Cycle 25 is going to be small to non-existent.
      How can we be so sure about the failure of the next solar cycle (SC25)? First it will be late in the making because of the failure of the “rush to the poles”. The now infamous Altrock diagram, the plot of the movement of ionized iron atoms across the sun’s surface can be used to project the starting point of the next cycle. The longer the cycle, the weaker the cycle and the next solar minimum has extended forecast of out to 2026!

    • Sea ice loss would have no effect – the amount of water produced when it melts fill the hole that was there before it melted. Land ice melting would raise sea levels, but land ice gaining should lower them. However, there are so many other factors to take into account (sea bed sinking/moving, use of historical aquifers etc.), that, in my view, it’s virtually impossible to measure sea level with any degree of accuracy.

  7. If not for AGW, there would be some other Disaster Imminent Right Now political boondoggle to waste our time. The one thing I like about Trump is that the fairy-dust science of ‘climate change’ will no longer be funded and that maybe we will see work done on roads, bridges and water-delivery systems.
    AGW? Recheck it in 25 years. It has been cooler in AZ this year.

  8. Yes but what of the many other stories on the same site that talk about the warming climate and loss if sea ice elsewhere?

    “2016 Climate Trends Continue to Break Records”
    “See How Arctic Sea Ice Is Losing Its Bulwark Against Warming Summers”
    “Arctic Sea Ice Annual Minimum Ties Second Lowest on Record”
    “NASA Monitors the ‘New Normal’ of Sea Ice”
    “Nasa Studies Details of a Greening Arctic”
    “2016 Arctic Sea Ice Wintertime Extent Hits Another Record Low”
    Cherry picking, anyone?

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