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The life cycle of Greenland’s meltwater lakes

Meltwater lakes pool on Greenland’s ice sheet each spring and summer, then drain through cracks to bedrock, and ultimately out to the ocean. these lakes could accelerate global sea level rise. Note: there are several captioned phases appearing in this illustrations as it is featured in the magazine. (Illustration by E. Paul Oberlander, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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