Jay Zwally's group estimated that the continent is thereby losing 19-43 cubic kilometers
of water per year; University of Colorado researchers, using gravity data, estimated a loss of 72-232 cubic kilometers
per year, mostly from West Antarctica.
The researchers found Antarctica's ice sheet decreased by 152 (plus or minus 80) cubic kilometers
of ice annually between April 2002 and August 2005.
5 miles into the ice, the IceCube telescope would effectively convert a cubic kilometer
of Antarctic ice into the world's largest scientific instrument.
A series of volcanic eruptions lifted 150 cubic kilometers
of sun-blocking material into the atmosphere.
A new satellite study from the University of California, Irvine and NASA indicates that the Colorado River Basin lost 65 cubic kilometers
The ice-covered lakes of Arsia Mons would have held hundreds of cubic kilometers
of meltwater, according to calculations by Kat Scanlon, a graduate student at Brown who led the work.
She found that two of the deposits would have created lakes containing around 40 cubic kilometers
of water each.
In a study published in Nature, Australian researchers say they have discovered 500,000 cubic kilometers
(120,000 cubic miles) of low-salinity water below the seafloor off the coasts of Australia, China, North America, and South Africa.
It was noted that the reserves of surface water resources in a volume of 150 cubic kilometers
are concentrated in Tajikistan for 45.
at a new record low of 4,200 cubic kilometers
, surpassing the record of 4,580
Giulivi, and Pierre Dutrieux, in their study titled, "Stronger ocean circulation and increased melting under Pine Island Glacier ice shelf", said the Pine Island glacier is losing about 78 cubic kilometers
(30 cubic miles) of ice per year, up from 53 cubic kilometers
The area of the lake is today 12,100 square meters, its water volume is 110 cubic kilometers
, and its deepest point is 24 meters.
In India, increased biofuel production to meet 10% of its transportation fuel demand by 2030 will require an estimated 22 cubic kilometers
more irrigation water, about 5% of what is currently used in Indian food production, pushing the country further into water scarcity.
Greenland's ice sheet was losing mass at a rate of 224 cubic kilometers
of ice loss per year in 2005, compared to 90 cubic kilometers
of ice loss per year in 1996, according to the researchers, who work at the California Institute of Technology and the University of Kansas, Lawrence.
Supervolcano" usually describes a volcanic eruption of more than 1,000 cubic kilometers
(240 cubic miles) of magma.