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Greenland ice stores liquid water year-round
December 22, 2013
Researchers have found an extensive reservoir in the Greenland ice sheet that holds water year round. A surprising discovery, the existence of the 27,000-square-mile aquifer adds important information to sea-level rise calculations.
University of Utah
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