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Discovery of relict subglacial lakes and their geometry and mechanism of drainage

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dc.contributor.author Livingstone, Stephen J.
dc.contributor.author Utting, Daniel J.
dc.contributor.author Ruffell, Alastair
dc.contributor.author Clark, Chris D.
dc.contributor.author Pawley, Steven
dc.contributor.author Atkinson, Nigel
dc.contributor.author Fowler, Andrew C.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-02T14:45:37Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-02T14:45:37Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Livingstone, SJ,Utting, DJ,Ruffell, A,Clark, CD,Pawley, S,Atkinson, N,Fowler, AC (2016) 'Discovery of relict subglacial lakes and their geometry and mechanism of drainage'. Nature Communications, 7 . en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5185
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Recent proxy measurements reveal that subglacial lakes beneath modern ice sheets periodically store and release large volumes of water, providing an important but poorly understood influence on contemporary ice dynamics and mass balance. This is because direct observations of how lake drainage initiates and proceeds are lacking. Here we present physical evidence of the mechanism and geometry of lake drainage from the discovery of relict subglacial lakes formed during the last glaciation in Canada. These palaeo-subglacial lakes comprised shallow ( en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Nature Publishing Group en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Nature Communications;7: 11767
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms11767
dc.subject West Antarctica en_US
dc.subject glacier en_US
dc.subject beneath en_US
dc.subject Greenland en_US
dc.title Discovery of relict subglacial lakes and their geometry and mechanism of drainage en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2016-09-02T14:37:43Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1038/ncomms11767
dc.contributor.sponsor NERC Early Career Fellowship en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid NE/H015256/1 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 12/1A/1683 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1645172
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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