Plain language summary – Constraining the mass balance of East Antarctica

To coincide with the publication of the first paper written as part of the GlobalMass project (Constraining the mass balance of East Antarctica), we have produced a plain language summary of the work. In it, we explain the method and key results in a less technical way that minimises jargon, with the aim of making it accessible to a wider audience.

A key finding of the work was that ice mass gains in East Antarctica were exceeded by ice mass losses in West Antarctica in both scenarios that were tested. This indicates that the overall ice mass of Antarctica decreased between 2003 and 2013.

We plan to produce similar summaries for as many of our papers as possible that are published during the project.

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