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

things to do in Niagara Falls this weekend
»

Things To Do In Niagara Falls This Weekend

Looking for some fun things to do in Niagara Falls this weekend? ...

Surfing Santa event
»

30th Annual Surfing Santa Event

Every December since 1985, John Fulton (the Surfing Santa) has been ...

Niagara Falls Christmas Holidays
»

Niagara Falls Christmas Holidays is a Magical Time of Year for Travel

Whether before or after, Niagara Falls Christmas Holidays is a ...

Niagara Falls Shopping
»

Niagara Falls Shopping: Unique Gift Ideas

*Pictured Above: Christmas Tree ornaments made from chocolate — ...

Ninja Turtles Light Displays
»

Winter Festival of Lights presents the Ninja Turtles Light Displays

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles light displays will officially be ...

article image
»

Rogers Hometown Hockey Road Show in St.Catharines this weekend!

Calling all hockey fans! Ron MacLean is coming to St.Catharines this ...

Skate Niagara Ice Show
»

Skate Niagara Ice Show will debut at the Meridian Centre

There is something exciting coming to the new Meridian Centre in ...

2015 Pan American Games
»

2015 Pan American Games Torch Relay Needs YOUR Vote Niagara Falls!

The 2015 Pan American Games is an international sporting event that ...

Niagara Falls Comic Con 2015
»

Niagara Falls Comic Con Is Fast Approaching!

Niagara Falls Comic Con 2015 It’s the Niagara Falls event many ...