Dry Valleys Rising Lake Levels


February, 2012

Lakes in the Dry Valleys are rising and threatening established field camps.

Long term monitoring of lake levels by the Long Term Ecological Research project are finding that the Dry Valleys have experienced a long term trend of warming. Due to the differences in topography between valleys, some lakes are rising at a faster rate than others, threatening the science camp facilities at these locations.

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Wright Glacier and Labyrinth, from Mount Thor. © Andris Apse, Antarctica NZ Pictorial Collection: K211 07/08