Physical, chemical and biological processes in Lake Vostok and other Antarctic subglacial lakes

@article{Siegert2001PhysicalCA,
  title={Physical, chemical and biological processes in Lake Vostok and other Antarctic subglacial lakes},
  author={M. Siegert and J. Ellis-Evans and M. Tranter and C. Mayer and J. Petit and A. Salamatin and John C. Priscu},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2001},
  volume={414},
  pages={603-609}
}
  • M. Siegert, J. Ellis-Evans, +4 authors John C. Priscu
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Nature
  • Over 70 lakes have now been identified beneath the Antarctic ice sheet. Although water from none of the lakes has been sampled directly, analysis of lake ice frozen (accreted) to the underside of the ice sheet above Lake Vostok, the largest of these lakes, has allowed inferences to be made on lake water chemistry and has revealed small quantities of microbes. These findings suggest that Lake Vostok is an extreme, yet viable, environment for life. All subglacial lakes are subject to high… CONTINUE READING

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