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Evolving plumbing system beneath Greenland slows ice sheet as summer progresses


October 1, 2014

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A team led by scientists at the University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics has for the first time, directly observed multiple parts of Greenland's subglacial plumbing system and how that system evolves each summer to slow down the ice sheet's movement toward the sea. These new observations could be important in accurately modeling Greenland's future response to climate change. Photo by Lauren AndrewsFull Story

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