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Cryoconite Holes on Glaciers

Robert A. Wharton, Jr., Christopher P. McKay, George M. Simmons, Jr. and Bruce C. Parker
BioScience
Vol. 35, No. 8 (Sep., 1985), pp. 499-503
DOI: 10.2307/1309818
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1309818
Page Count: 5
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Cryoconite Holes on Glaciers
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Abstract

Cryoconite holes are water-filled depressions on the surface of glaciers. They contain microbial communities and may contribute to glacial wastage and biological colonization of ice-free areas.

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