Glacial melts in the Canadian Arctic reveal land that hasn’t been seen in more than 40,000 years

Parallel melt pools and ice floes, Arctic. Captions and Photo source: NOAA / Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colon, Chief Scientist National Ice Center.


Melting ice is exposing hidden landscapes in the Canadian Arctic that haven’t been seen in more than 40,000 years, new research published in Nature Communications reveals…

Researchers believe the Canadian Arctic is experiencing its warmest century of the past 115,000 years. The vegetation found underneath the ice is likely from its original growth period many years ago. Scientists plan to carbon date and conduct further studies on the plants to learn more about the Arctic climate…

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