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Researchers Shed New Light on Supraglacial Lake Drainage
July 16, 2013
Supraglacial lakes--bodies of water that collect on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet--lubricate the bottom of the sheet when they drain, causing it to flow faster. Differences in how the lakes drain can impact glacial movement's speed and direction, researchers at The City College of New York, the University of Cambridge and Los Alamos National Laboratory report in Environmental Research Letters.
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