Seal Level Rise: Scientists focus on Rivers and Streams Flowing on Top of Massive Ice Sheet

January 13, 2015 1:40 PM

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Seal Level Rise: Scientists focus on Rivers and Streams Flowing on Top of Massive Ice Sheet

Researchers have recognized the massive ice sheet that covers about 80% of Greenland as the biggest potential contributor to rising sea levels. The gigantic ice sheet is the largest single chunk of melting snow and ice in the world.

Scientists until now stressed on the ice sheet's aquamarine lakes and monster chunks of ice that slide into the ocean to become icebergs. However, a new UCLA-led study has talked about a wide network of little-understood rivers and streams flowing on top of the ice sheet that could be as big a facto...

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