Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Clim. Past, 13, 1491–1513, 2017

Special issue: Climate of the past 2000 years: regional and trans-regional...

Clim. Past, 13, 1491–1513, 2017

Research article 10 Nov 2017

Research article | 10 Nov 2017

Regional Antarctic snow accumulation over the past 1000 years

Elizabeth R. Thomas et al.

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Regional Antarctic snow accumulation derived from 79 ice core records is evaluated as part of the PAGES Antarctica 2k working group. Our results show that surface mass balance for the total Antarctic ice sheet has increased at a rate of 7 ± 0.13 Gt dec-1 since 1800 AD, representing a net reduction in sea level of ~ 0.02 mm dec-1 since 1800 and ~ 0.04 mm dec-1 since 1900 AD. The largest contribution is from the Antarctic Peninsula.