Study Solves Mystery of Missing Water from Greenland Ice Sheet

January 13, 2015 11:48 AM

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A new study may have solved the mystery regarding the sudden vanishing of the water resulted from the melting of the Greenland ice sheet. UCLA scientists found that about a quarter does not reach the global ocean. Instead it seems to linger in gigantic aquifers inside the ice.

The study was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The authors said that they based their paper on the findings they had made three years ago while measuring Greenland ice sheet’s melting rate.

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