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Title: Glacial moulin formation triggered by rapid lake drainage

Abstract

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and collaborators are uncovering the mystery of how, where and when a glacial feature called a moulin can form on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Moulins, drain-like holes that form in glaciers, funnel meltwater from the ice surface to the ground beneath, and they are the alarmingly efficient conduits that allow surface water to reach deep and drive the ice to flow faster.

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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1424388
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; GLACIAL MOULIN; MOULIN; GLACIERS; ICE SHEETS; ICE MELTING; SEA LEVELS; CLIMATE CHANGE

Citation Formats

Hoffman, Matt. Glacial moulin formation triggered by rapid lake drainage. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Hoffman, Matt. Glacial moulin formation triggered by rapid lake drainage. United States.
Hoffman, Matt. Tue . "Glacial moulin formation triggered by rapid lake drainage". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1424388.
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abstractNote = {Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and collaborators are uncovering the mystery of how, where and when a glacial feature called a moulin can form on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Moulins, drain-like holes that form in glaciers, funnel meltwater from the ice surface to the ground beneath, and they are the alarmingly efficient conduits that allow surface water to reach deep and drive the ice to flow faster.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {1}
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