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Antarctica Photos: Meltwater Lake Hidden Beneath the Ice

Beauty at the bottom of the world

antarctic meltwater

(Image credit: Sanne Bosteels)

The edge of the Roi Baudouin ice sheet with floating sea ice alongside it. This area has shown little overt sign of ice loss, and in fact has seen some ice gain as snow accumulation has increased. But that snow accumulation may be a result of climate change, as warm air holds more moisture than cold air. Now, signs of hidden melt below the ice suggest that the region is vulnerable.

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