I am a Senior Lecturer at Newcastle Univeristy, specialising in glaciology and glacial geology. I wrote and developed the AntarcticGlaciers.org website as part of an ongoing commitment to outreach, education and research impact. Read more about me at www.antarcticglaciers.org/bethan-davies.

2 thoughts on “1024px-antarctic_lakes_-_sub-glacial_aquatic_system”

  1. Calamity Jean

    Is it possible to know whether the subglacial lakes and rivers lubricate the base of the ice and thereby cause it to slide into the ocean more quickly?

    1. Bethan Davies

      Yes, we have good evidence that draining subglacial lakes lubricate the base of ice streams, resulting in a short-lived acceleration in flow.

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