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https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-2217-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-2217-2020
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15 Jul 2020
Research article |  | 15 Jul 2020

Aerogeophysical characterization of an active subglacial lake system in the David Glacier catchment, Antarctica

Laura E. Lindzey, Lucas H. Beem, Duncan A. Young, Enrica Quartini, Donald D. Blankenship, Choon-Ki Lee, Won Sang Lee, Jong Ik Lee, and Joohan Lee

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An extensive aerogeophysical survey including two active subglacial lakes was conducted over David Glacier, Antarctica. Laser altimetry shows that the lakes were at a highstand, while ice-penetrating radar has no unique signature for the lakes when compared to the broader basal environment. This suggests that active subglacial lakes are more likely to be part of a distributed subglacial hydrological system than to be discrete reservoirs, which has implications for future surveys and drilling.