The most extensive loss of ice was said to be taking place in west Antarctica, where an estimated 132 billion tonnes disappeared in 2006.
On the Antarctic Peninsula the rate of loss was even greater, though the overall quantities were lower.
"This is another observation that confirms the trend in what’s happening around the world," the Times quoted professor Jonathan Bamber, of the University of Bristol, as saying.
"We’ve seen the same thing in mountain glaciers, in Greenland, Patagonia and the same thing in Alaska. We are seeing the same thing everywhere we look."