By now, you’ve heard about the giant snow mountains of New Zealand and Antarctica.
Both are massive, dark, and feature vast areas of land covered by snow.
They’re called giant snow mounds.
But now, scientists have discovered that there are more giant snow hills in the Earth’s oceans than previously thought.
The new findings, which were published today in the journal Science Advances, may help scientists understand the formation and evolution of oceans, according to lead author Adam Gaudreau, a researcher at the University of Edinburgh.
He said it may also help us understand how oceans change over time.
“The idea that there is a massive amount of snow on land at the surface of the ocean is really a really exciting and important question,” Gaudrie said.
“There is quite a lot of research that has been done on this, but it’s only recently that we’ve actually seen these snow hills.”
They were very dense and very small and then they spread out.
That’s really exciting because they are now one of the largest areas of ocean covered by sea ice.
“The new study was conducted by Gaudrey and a team of scientists at the Australian Antarctic Division’s Snow Mountain Institute, the Snow Mountain Research Centre, and the Antarctic Research Centre at University College London.
They collected snow samples in the Snow Mountains of Antarctica between June and September of 2018 and measured the volume of ice and snow within each of the mountains.
The scientists found that the average volume of snow was about 5 million cubic kilometres (2.5 million cubic miles).
The average ice volume was about 9 million cubic metres (25 million cubic feet).
The largest snow hill in Antarctica was the Snow Giant Mountain on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.
The researchers used a method called the ice core-sampling technique to measure the amount of ice on the surface and the amount that was buried deep within the ice.
Gaudrier said they looked at how much ice was buried beneath the ice, using an instrument called the Energetic Pulse Spectrometer (EPPS) which measures the energy released by the ice as it melts.”
The amount of time the ice has been there and how it’s formed and how long it has been frozen has all changed over the past 200 million years,” Gaffre said.”
When we look at this record, it’s very clear that the ice is melting and has been for at least 200 million to 300 million years.
“This is really exciting.
This is not just about a single place, but over hundreds of thousands of places.”
The Snow Giant mountain is the biggest snow mountain in Antarctica.
It’s the largest snow mass in Antarctica, measuring about 6,300 square kilometres (1,800 square miles) in size.
It was formed in the same region as the previous giant snow giant, the Ice Giant Mountain.
Gaudreau said they’ve seen similar ice mountains in Antarctica before.
“But these mountains have been a little bit bigger,” he said.
The new findings may help researchers understand the evolution of ice in the oceans, he said, as well as understanding how oceans evolve over time, such as during ice ages.
The discovery of these giant snow slopes also raises the possibility that sea ice could become an important part of the Earths climate system.
“If we can use these ice hills to estimate the amount and the rate of sea ice melting, then we can actually try to use this information to develop a model of the ice sheet to predict when and where it will disappear,” Gaffe said.