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ILULISSAT, GREENLAND– Lisa and I were alone on the Greenland Ice Sheet while the scientists were doing helicopter surveys of the lakes. It was a gorgeous day when suddenly we heard more cracking and popping from the ice.


From the helicopter, the Greenland Ice Sheet is fractured with streams, lakes and waterways from summer-time surface melting.

We were happy to see the helo return to keep us busy with these interviews of Sarah Das and Ian Joughin, the lead scientists for the lake studies.



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Check the Greenland Crew page for my video dispatch about being on our own with a dynamic glacier under foot.



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  1. Fascinating! I love learning about this. Mary you are very helpful asking the “right” questions so that we non-scientists can understand better what’s happening!