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HomeClimate411Possible 1,000-kilometer-long river running deep below Greenland’s ice sheet

Possible 1,000-kilometer-long river running deep below Greenland’s ice sheet

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Computational models suggest that melting water originating in the deep interior of Greenland could flow the entire length of a subglacial valley and exit at Petermann Fjord, along the northern coast of the island. Updating ice sheet models with this open valley could provide additional insight for future climate change predictions.

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