Antarctic Snowfall Not Curbing Sea Level Rise, Study Says

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: August 11, 2006   View Article

Snowfall amounts in Antarctica have not increased for the past 50 years, according to a new study.

The finding suggests that Antarctica’s snowfall is not slowing the sea level rise caused by global warming, as most climate models predict.

It also supports a theory that the icy continent is mostly isolated from the rest of the world’s climate system.

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