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The Greenland ice sheet contains nutrients from precipitation
Description: New research shows that the ice sheet on Greenland contains the nutrient phosphorus, which was carried by the atmosphere across the country, where it fell with precipitation. Studies of the ice core drilling through the kilometers-thick ice sheet shows that there are differences in the amount of phosphorus in warm and cold climate periods. This new knowledge is important for understanding how the nutrient, phosphorus can be expected to flow into the Arctic Ocean when the climate warms and the ice melts and flows into the sea, where nutrients give rise to increased algae growth. [Source: University of Copenhagen -- Neils Bohr Institute]
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Source: University of Copenhagen -- Neils Bohr Institute
Publish Date: 11/4/2015
Reading Level: Basic
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