Almost Alien: Antarctic Subglacial Lakes are Cold, Dark and Full of Secrets

Maria J. Danford

Finding h2o samples from an Antarctic lake below 800 meters of ice normally takes times of
drilling, specific products, plenty of persistence and an eagerness to recognize 1 of
the world’s most extraordinary environments.

Much more than 50 % of the planet’s clean h2o is in Antarctica. Although most of it is frozen
in the ice sheets, underneath the ice pools and streams of h2o flow into 1 a further
and into the Southern Ocean bordering the continent. Understanding the motion
of this h2o, and what is dissolved in it as solutes, reveals how carbon and nutrients
from the land

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