One Antarctic ice shelf gets half its annual snowfall in just 10 days – Science News

Snowfall across Antarctica is highly variable, and rare extreme precipitation events pack a much bigger wallop in some regions compared with others. Darker red regions indicate where these extreme events contribute the most to total annual precipitation in the shortest amount of time, including at Amery ice shelf, the darkest red spot. Precipitation in the continent’s interior tends to be much less influenced by extreme events.

Number of days during which half the annual total precipitation falls, by Antarctic region

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