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TC | Articles | Volume 13, issue 10
The Cryosphere, 13, 2789–2796, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2789-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 13, 2789–2796, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2789-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Brief communication 29 Oct 2019

Brief communication | 29 Oct 2019

Brief communication: Subglacial lake drainage beneath Isunguata Sermia, West Greenland: geomorphic and ice dynamic effects

Stephen J. Livingstone et al.

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We report three new subglacial lakes close to the ice sheet margin of West Greenland. The lakes drained and refilled once each between 2009 and 2017, with two lakes draining in < 1 month during August 2014 and August 2015. The 2015 drainage caused a ~ 1-month down-glacier slowdown in ice flow and flooded the foreland, significantly modifying the braided river and depositing up to 8 m of sediment. These subglacial lakes offer accessible targets for future investigations and exploration.
We report three new subglacial lakes close to the ice sheet margin of West Greenland. The lakes...
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