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Heating glaciers from below

Climate change is affecting the cryosphere from above. Geothermal heat flux from below is also contributing to conditions at the base of Greenland's ice sheet, which sits atop a lithosphere of variable thickness.

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Figure 1: Varying heat below glaciers.


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Kaus, B. Heating glaciers from below. Nature Geosci 6, 683–684 (2013).

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