The find was discovered not far from the station “Akademik Vernadsky”
Ukrainian scientists Taras White and Denis pishniak found near station “Academician Vernadsky” Antarctic uncharted is still the lake. This was reported on the website of the National Antarctic center.
Experts suggest that it is the most natural lake of the island Galindes.
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“Of course, it should not be compared to the huge subglacial lakes, which can be seen in Antarctica. But it is noteworthy that such an object exists on a small island which reaches just half a kilometer in diameter,” says head of the Department of atmospheric physics NASC Denis pishniak.
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The researchers were able to pass under the ice about 30 meters. Maximum water depth – 1.5 meters.
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“Why the lake is not frozen in the permafrost of a glacier? It’s simple: for as long as the melt water flows down from the rocks, it is heated and accumulates in the stone pocket – basin lakes, Potapova the glacier from below. Formed a kind of year-round storage of summer solar heat and fresh water in the permafrost,” explains pyshnyak.
Now scientists will study whether the lake is a rare species.
We will remind, participants of the 24-th Ukrainian Antarctic expedition (UJC) found a “lost” ice cave in Antarctica. Finding pretty surprised explorers: it turned out that the cave is actually three times more than previously thought. The total length of passages of about 200 meters, they are located in three floors. In addition, the Ukrainian polar explorers found there a “trace” of unknown birds.
Earlier “Today” reported in Ukraine from Antarctica back the 23rd scientific expedition which worked in the ice year.
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