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Sudden draining of glacial lakes explained

In 2008 scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the University of Washington documented for the first time how the icy bottoms of lakes atop the Greenland Ice Sheet can crack open suddenly—draining ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Ancient algae found deep in tropical glacier

The remains of tiny creatures found deep inside a mountaintop glacier in Peru are clues to the local landscape more than a millennium ago, according to a new study by Rice University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and ...

dateJun 01, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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The ebb and flow of Greenland's glaciers

In northwestern Greenland, glaciers flow from the main ice sheet to the ocean in see-sawing seasonal patterns. The ice generally flows faster in the summer than in winter, and the ends of glaciers, jutting out into the ocean, ...

dateJun 01, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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