Antarctic Peninsula Mass Balance Project

The Antarctic Peninsula Mass Balance (APMB) project will provide an improved estimate of Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheet mass balance from satellite techniques by increasing the spatial extent and time period that measurements cover. The project is led by Andrew Shepherd and Kate Briggs, and is a two year project which began in 2013. It is an international collaboration between seven institutions, and is supported by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Support to Science Element (STSE) program. Using a combination of altimetry, gravimetry and interferometry, APMB will deliver important new scientific results which will better our understanding of the Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheet and its contribution to sea level change.