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Mystery of Greenland's 'Disappearing Lakes' Solved
A supraglacial lake on the western margin of the Greenland Ice Sheet.
June 3rd, 2015
Some of the large lakes that sit atop the Greenland ice sheet can completely drain billions of gallons of water in a matter of hours. Now geoscientists know why: hidden movements of the ice sheet trigger giant cracks to form and drain the pools.
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