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Day 12-13: More water beneath the glacier (and more drill repairs)

The story of liquid water within the ice beneath the accumulation area gets more interesting every day.

Terry and Darek extract some clear ice on a nice day. Click on the panorama and drag to look around, press Shift to zoom in, Command (Mac) or Control (PC) to zoom out.

We knew that the ice here would be warm relative to the mean annual air temperature, but none of us suspected that there would be liquid water within the ice. After our first encounter with water at about 70 meters depth, we

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