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Press Release 06-116

Overall Antarctic Snowfall Hasn't Changed in 50 Years

Large variations make establishing trends difficult

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The overall amount of snowfall in Antarctica hasn't changed during the past 50 years.

Scientists say the mean snowfall in Antarctica hasn't changed during the past 50 years, despite evidence of global warming. Most snow fell near the coasts (red), while the inland regions received the least (blue).

Credit: Nicolle Rager-Fuller, National Science Foundation


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