Ice sheets impact core elements of the Earth’s carbon cycle

ScienceDaily | Aug 15, 2019 at 4:46 PM
  • Ice sheets which cover about 10 percent of our Earth’s land surface at present, were thought 20 years ago to be frozen wastelands, devoid of life and with supressed chemical weathering — irrelevant parts of the carbon cycle.
  • This research is a collaborative venture between the University of Bristol (UK), University of Leeds (UK), Florida State University and University of California, Riverside (USA), German Research Centre for Geosciences at Potsdam (GFZ) and Geomar, Kiel (Germany), Memorial University and Simon Fraser University (Canada).