Origin and fate of Lake Vostok water frozen to the base of the East Antarctic ice sheet

@article{Bell2002OriginAF,
  title={Origin and fate of Lake Vostok water frozen to the base of the East Antarctic ice sheet},
  author={Robin E. Bell and Michael Studinger and A. Tikku and G K C Clarke and Michael M. Gutner and Chuck Meertens},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2002},
  volume={416},
  pages={307-310}
}
The subglacial Lake Vostok may be a unique reservoir of genetic material and it may contain organisms with distinct adaptations, but it has yet to be explored directly. The lake and the overlying ice sheet are closely linked, as the ice-sheet thickness drives the lake circulation, while melting and freezing at the ice-sheet base will control the flux of… CONTINUE READING

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