Plot showing rate of change of Antarctic ice-sheet elevation. The intermediate grey shading in the plot inset is where ice is resting on rock below sea level - these are areas where the greatest thinning has been observed. Light grey shows floating ice shelves that have no impact on sea level.
Credits: Wingham, D.J., Shepherd, A., Muir, A. and Marshall, G.J. 2006. Mass balance of the Antarctic
ice sheet. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 364: 1627-1635.