Basal ice is a significant sub-glacial component of glaciers and ice sheets that arises from ice-bedrock/substrate interaction.
This is a gallery about Icelandic glaciers research fieldwork and contains 14 images.
Sub-glacial microbes are receiving increased attention due to their central roles in storage and release of greenhouse gases, such as methane and CO2. Climate change driven warming and resulting glacier retreat exposes bedrock that can contribute to soil formation in which subglacial-released microorganisms may play a crucial role. Basal ice, …