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Greenland Ice Sheet
2014-09-30 04:38:53

Prevailing models from the melting of the Greenland ice sheet have made the calculation that the ice sheet sits atop hard bedrock. A new study from a team of British and American scientists has thrown out that assumption, however.

Understanding The Mechanisms Of Supraglacial Lake Drainage
2013-07-17 11:03:06

Lakes often form on top of a glacier and drain onto the bedrock below, lubricating a glacier's movements as a result. A new study from an international group of researchers has found the way these lakes drain can affect the velocity, extent and direction of a glacier's progress.

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2011-01-21 13:55:00

Scientists reported on Friday that Greenland's icesheet shed a record amount of melted snow and ice in 2010.

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2008-04-17 14:40:00

Scientists have uncovered a plumbing system for the Greenland ice sheet, where meltwater can penetrate thick, cold ice and accelerate some of the large-scale summer movements of the ice sheet.


Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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