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Scientists discover Antarctica is covered in rivers

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 21, 2017 01:04 AM
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by (Julie M. Rodriguez) last modified Apr 20, 2017

  For decades, scientists have known that summertime brings liquid meltwater to Antarctica’s ice sheets. But until now, they’ve had no idea just how extensive the continent’s network of rivers, streams, ponds, and waterfalls really is. A new analysis by scientists at  Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory has found that warmer months cause far more extensive melting than previously thought.   That could be a problem as global temperatures continue...






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