At Least 138 Volcanoes Buried Beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet

If a couple of these babies should pop off, we could be looking at lots more melting ice. _____________ “Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet,” read the headline in The Guardian on 12 Aug 2017. This is in addition to the 47 subglacial volcanoes already known about in Antarctica, wrote Robin McKie. This makes it the largest volcanic region on Earth, and it’s hidden 1.2 miles (2 km) below the surface of the vast ice sheet that covers west Antarctica. A project by Edinburgh University researchers revealed the 91 volcanoes – with the highest as tall as the Eiger, which … Continue reading →

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