posted on May, 26 2008 @ 01:23 AM
Well this is what is literally under the arctics glaciers;
"Giant "blisters" containing water that rapidly expand and contract have been mapped beneath the Antarctic ice sheet.
Fed by a complex network of rivers, the subglacial reservoirs force the overlying ice to rise and fall.
By tracking these changes with Nasa's Ice Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) scientists were able to map the extent of the subglacial
As the ice caps recede though the thing i am most interested in is the fossil rich areas that will become available for digging as the ice retreats.
At various points during the dinosaur times, the permanent ice caps hadn't formed yet at the poles and Antarctica was warm enough to sustain cold
arctic forests- we know that dinosaurs and ancient reptiles once lived in these forests however we don't know a great deal about them or their
environment due to the sparsity of fossils and area's that we can actually dig.
So it would be interesting to see what new fossil sites and their fossils become available if the ice retreats enough