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Icy Heat: Satellites look at heat flow through Antarctica's crust

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1:35pm, June 8, 2005

Using satellite observations of our planet's magnetic field in the region overlying Antarctica, scientists can now estimate the amount of heat flowing upward through Earth's surface under kilometers-thick ice. Zones of high heat flow often match sites of volcanic activity or areas where glaciers flow much faster than normal, the scientists say.

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