100 Billion Tons of Water Hidden Under Greenland’s Ice Like a Giant Slushy

December 24, 2013 by  
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Decades of exploration in Greenland has recently culminated in the extraordinary discovery of a massive hidden reservoir that contains over 100 billion tons of water beneath the ice sheet. This snow aquifer, a slushy layer beneath the ice in which water is stored between particles of ice, covers more than 27,000 square miles. The discovery could help scientists learn more about Greenland’s annual surface melt that contributes to rising sea levels across the globe. Read the rest of 100 Billion Tons of Water Hidden Under Greenland’s Ice Like a Giant Slushy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 100 billion tons of water under the ice , greenland ice sheet , hidden reservoir in Greenland , melting ice in Greenland contributes to rising sea levels , Pennsylvania State University glaciologist , Richard Forster , snow aquifer , University of Utah glaciologist , water trapped in ice like a slushy        

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