A study published in Friday’s issue of the journal Science shows that the vast ice sheet of Greenland has actually been growing in the last decade, not diminishing.

H. Jay Zwally and his colleagues at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, used a pair of satellites to measure the elevation of the Greenland ice sheet. They said the snow and ice appeared to be accumulating at the rate of about nine inches a year.

Another study by Charles Bentley and co-workers at Geophysical and Polar research Center at the University of Wisconsin at Madison shows that ice and snow are also accumulating in Antarctica.

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