Future Assessments

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The mass balance of the ice sheets changes over time. As an ongoing exercise, IMBIE seeks to provide continued assessments of ice sheet mass balance using all available satellite techniques at regular intervals in the future. This will ensure that an up-to-date and accurate record of Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheet mass balance is maintained. It is anticipated that data from future satellite missions, for example CryoSat-2, and updates to existing methodologies and ancillary datasets, will  lead to improved estimates of ice sheet mass balance. We aim to open participation within this future assessment to the entire scientific community. To participate and contribute data to IMBIE please visit the participate pages of this website.

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