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

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As the aquifer water flows into the crevasse, some of it rezeeerfs in the negative 15 degree Celsius ice. That's about as cold as your ketichn freezer. But this loss can be overcome if the flow rate in from the glacier aquefir is high enough. In our case, it is, and the aquifer water drives the crevasse all the way to the base of the ice sheet a thousand meetrs below. From there, it has a claer path to reach the ocean. So the aquifer water is a part of the three millimeters per year of sea level rise that we epienxrcee as a global seitocy.

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As the aquifer water flows into the crevasse, some of it _________ in the negative 15 degree Celsius ice. That's about as cold as your _______ freezer. But this loss can be overcome if the flow rate in from the glacier _______ is high enough. In our case, it is, and the aquifer water drives the crevasse all the way to the base of the ice sheet a thousand ______ below. From there, it has a _____ path to reach the ocean. So the aquifer water is a part of the three millimeters per year of sea level rise that we __________ as a global _______.

Solution

  1. clear
  2. experience
  3. aquifer
  4. society
  5. meters
  6. refreezes
  7. kitchen

Original Text

As the aquifer water flows into the crevasse, some of it refreezes in the negative 15 degree Celsius ice. That's about as cold as your kitchen freezer. But this loss can be overcome if the flow rate in from the glacier aquifer is high enough. In our case, it is, and the aquifer water drives the crevasse all the way to the base of the ice sheet a thousand meters below. From there, it has a clear path to reach the ocean. So the aquifer water is a part of the three millimeters per year of sea level rise that we experience as a global society.

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