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Glaciology

Ice-sheet plumbing in Antarctica

It's not easy to work out what is going on beneath four kilometres of ice. But remote imaging has enabled the discovery of the long-distance discharge of water from one subglacial lake to another in Antarctica.

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Figure 1: Cyclic filling and flushing of a subglacial lake system.

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Clarke, G. Ice-sheet plumbing in Antarctica. Nature 440, 1000–1001 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/4401000a

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