banner

The New Stuff

Greenland Meltwater Rushes Out Faster Than Niagara Falls


Printed by FOXNEWS.COM

Greenland Meltwater Rushes Out Faster Than Niagara Falls

Friday, April 18, 2008

In July of 2006, the frigid water of a large meltwater lake atop the Greenland Ice Sheet drained in less than two hours, cascading down through the ice sheet faster than the rushing waters of Niagara Falls.

Scientists were awed by the event. And today they explained what happened.

The water gushed all the way down to the bed of the ice sheet, through almost 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) of ice.

The flood doubled the average speed of the ice sheet’s slide across the bedrock underneath it.

Scientists have long suspected that surface meltwater could drain to the base of an ice sheet and lubricate the ice sheet’s flow out to sea. But no one had ever observed the phenomenon — until now.

Click here to Continue Reading

[youtube:http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=_RVAiIkTF3E]

— Falls_Blog

Recently Published

Niagara Falls Photography
»

Niagara Falls Photography with Christine Hess

Chances are that if you are a fan of Niagara Falls photography, you ...

Clifton Hill Scavenger Hunt contest for Family Day weekend
»

Win a Niagara Falls Family Day Weekend Vacation!

We have a NEW contest happening just in time for the Family Day ...

Things to do in Niagara Falls this weekend
»

Things To Do In Niagara Falls This Weekend

*Pictured Above: The Skate Niagara Ice Show, coming to the Meridian ...

Niagara Falls weather
»

What Do You Do in Niagara Falls when it’s REALLY Cold??

It’s no secret that we can get some really bitter cold Niagara ...

Restaurants in Niagara Falls
»

The Best Restaurants in Niagara Falls Close to the Comfort Inn

*Pictured Above: Kelsey’s Niagara. This patio seating provides ...

Niagara Falls Hotels
»

Niagara Falls Hotels and Attractions Raise $126,250 during Sleep Cheap

*Pictured Above: Mayor Jim Diodati presenting a cheque to Family ...

Pen Centre
»

Free Events Happening at the Pen Centre this Week!

The Pen Centre has a few free exciting events lined up for this week ...

gooddeeds2
»

PA Day in Niagara

*Pictured Above: 2 children on the “Typhoon” arcade game, ...

Winter in Niagara Falls
»

Fun Things to do for Winter in Niagara Falls

*Pictured Above: the Winter view from high above the Niagara Falls ...