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Huge Water Reservoir Found Under Ice In Antarctica

Huge Water Reservoir Found Under Ice In Antarctica

Water found under the ice in Antarctica: Amount so much that even the Statue of Unity is submerged; Is this not an effect of climate change? Blue water is hidden under a sheet of white ice on Antarctica. Scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Columbia University have made this claim in a recent research. During the search in West Antarctica, he has seen a huge reservoir of water under the ice. Scientists fear that this water may be the result of bad effects of climate change.

Statue of Unity can drown in water

Scientists believe that if this water is removed from the surface of Antarctica, then it can form a lake 220 to 820 meters deep.
Scientists believe that if this water is removed from the surface of Antarctica, then it can form a lake 220 to 820 meters deep. In this, the Statue of Unity (182 meters) located in Gujarat, India will also be easily submerged. According to researchers, they have found this source of water around the Whillans Ice Stream, but many more such sources may exist on the continent.

There may be groundwater under Antarctica

According to this research published in the journal Science, there may also be groundwater in Antarctica, but research is yet to be done about this. The sea level in Antarctica is expected to rise by 57 metres. That’s why researchers want to find out how fast the ice that melts from the continent to the oceans will end.

Many lakes, rivers under the ice

In the past few years, scientists have discovered hundreds of lakes and rivers buried under the land of Antarctica. However, this is the first time that a reservoir of liquid water has been found under the ice. Researchers say the Whillans Ice Stream is 96.6 kilometers wide and is one of half a dozen currents fortifying Antarctica’s largest Ross Ice Shelf.

Water search with the help of Technology

Scientists involved in this research mapped the sediments under the ice of Antarctica for 6 weeks in 2018. They used a geophysical electromagnetic method called magnetotelluric imaging for this. Through this technique, a clear picture of the water under the ice was visible. Researchers will make a 3D map of the surface of Antarctica with its help.

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