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June 16, 2016
New research reveals secrets of former subglacial lakes in North America
Sheffield, UK (SPX) Jun 16, 2016
Researchers at the University of Sheffield have provided a unique glimpse into one of the least understood environments on Earth by revealing for the first time former subglacial lakes and their drainage routes beneath the North American ice sheets. By investigating a very strange flat spot and associated channel in Alberta, Canada, which had no water in it, academics discovered the former existence of a lake trapped beneath an ice sheet during the last glaciation. As this relict lake is no ... read more

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