Lake Whillans lies beneath an ice stream that moves about a meter per day, as opposed to something like a meter per year for the surrounding icecap. Little…Read More »
is known about the possible relation between ice streams on the surface and subglacial river systems, which have only been discovered – and charted through radar – over the past couple of decades. Less «
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Credit: Irina Alekhina, WISSARD Project
In mid-December, scientists completed a 66-foot (80-m)-deep test drill through the Ross Ice Shelf. Here, Dennis Duling, head driller, with the hose and…Read More »
drill nozzle at the test site in December 2012. Less «
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Lake Whillans expedition Antarctica
The cross-country trek to Lake Whillans.
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Whillans Ice Stream 2002
Credit: Ted Scambos, National Snow and Ice Data Center
This satellite image from 2002 shows the Whillans Ice Stream, which flows onto Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf.