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Dozens of lakes have been discovered deep beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet



A new study of the Greenland ice sheet revealed that dozens of previously unknown lakes are under the massive ice.

The 56 lakes, ranging in size from about 650 feet to more than 3.5 miles, bring the number of lakes known to exist under the leaf to 60. According to the researchers, this is the first comprehensive look at the waters trapped under the leaf, which have rapidly melted in recent years as a result of global warming.

"We've found much more lakes than we thought," said Winnie Chu, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, and co-author of a paper on research published on June 26 in Nature Communications.


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