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The plumbing of Greenland's ice

Observations of the water pressure in drilled boreholes and natural moulins on the Greenland Ice Sheet show how its underlying plumbing system controls ice motion during the course of the summer melt season. See Letter p.80

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Figure 1: A moulin on the Greenland Ice Sheet.

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Nienow, P. The plumbing of Greenland's ice. Nature 514, 38–39 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/514038a

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