Thickest land ice
Last updated: October 22, 2017 at 3:58 am
4,800 m (15,700 ft) – The East Antarctic Ice Sheet is the thickest and largest ice sheet in the world. At the other pole, the thickest portion of the Greenland ice sheet is over 3,000 m (9,842 ft) deep.
Steig, E. J.; Schneider, D. P.; Rutherford, S. D.; Mann, M. E.; Comiso, J. C.; Shindell, D. T. (2009). Warming of the Antarctic ice-sheet surface since the 1957 International Geophysical Year. Nature. 457 (7228): 459–462.
The GISP2 Ice Coring Effort, National Climatic Data Center.
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