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From the Ted Talk "Kristin Poinar: What's hidden under the Greenland ice sheet?"

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The reason that radar can reveal the bedrock is that ice is entirely transparent to radar. You can do an experiment. Go heom and put an ice cube in the microwave. It won't melt, because microwaves, or radar, pass straight through the ice without interacting. If you want to tlem your ice ubec, you have to get it wet, because water heats up easily in the microwave. That's the whole principle the rivmaecow oven is designed around. Radar can see water. And radar has arlveeed a astv pool of liquid water hidden under my colleague Olivia, seven stories beneath her feet. Here, she's used a upmp to bring some of that water back to the ice sheet's asfcuer.

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The reason that radar can reveal the bedrock is that ice is entirely transparent to radar. You can do an experiment. Go ____ and put an ice cube in the microwave. It won't melt, because microwaves, or radar, pass straight through the ice without interacting. If you want to ____ your ice ____, you have to get it wet, because water heats up easily in the microwave. That's the whole principle the _________ oven is designed around. Radar can see water. And radar has ________ a ____ pool of liquid water hidden under my colleague Olivia, seven stories beneath her feet. Here, she's used a ____ to bring some of that water back to the ice sheet's _______.

Solution

  1. cube
  2. microwave
  3. pump
  4. melt
  5. surface
  6. home
  7. revealed
  8. vast

Original Text

The reason that radar can reveal the bedrock is that ice is entirely transparent to radar. You can do an experiment. Go home and put an ice cube in the microwave. It won't melt, because microwaves, or radar, pass straight through the ice without interacting. If you want to melt your ice cube, you have to get it wet, because water heats up easily in the microwave. That's the whole principle the microwave oven is designed around. Radar can see water. And radar has revealed a vast pool of liquid water hidden under my colleague Olivia, seven stories beneath her feet. Here, she's used a pump to bring some of that water back to the ice sheet's surface.

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aquifer water 5
ice flows 4
physics homework 3
numeric model 3
liquid water 3
ice sheets 3
glacier aquifer 3

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greenland ice sheet 6
sea level rise 5

Important Words

  1. bedrock
  2. beneath
  3. bring
  4. colleague
  5. cube
  6. designed
  7. easily
  8. experiment
  9. feet
  10. heats
  11. hidden
  12. home
  13. ice
  14. interacting
  15. liquid
  16. melt
  17. microwave
  18. microwaves
  19. olivia
  20. oven
  21. pass
  22. pool
  23. principle
  24. pump
  25. put
  26. radar
  27. reason
  28. reveal
  29. revealed
  30. stories
  31. straight
  32. surface
  33. transparent
  34. vast
  35. water
  36. wet