A group of scientists from the USA found on the surface of glaciers in Antarctica has a number of rivers, lakes and streams, consisting of melt water. This led researchers to believe that the ice cover of the continent begins to melt sooner than scientists expected. The full progress report was published in the journal Nature.
The representative of the research group from the University of Chicago Douglas Maciel noted that previously, experts have paid too little attention to this phenomenon, not counting on the speed of melting. But now scientists are concerned about this process, as it can affect sea level rise.
Each year the glaciers of Antarctica are losing to 2.8 thousand cubic kilometers of ice, but over the last ten years, the process of melting began to take place faster and more often. American climatologists in June 2013, noticed that a large part of the glacial ice was melted by warm currents that flow from the underwater surface of the ice sheet of the continent.
The Network had published the video, which clearly shows all the reservoirs discovered in the mysterious Antarctica.