White River Committee Learns About International Research on Ice Sheets

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At the March meeting of the White River Community Liaison Committee, NWMO geoscientist Dr. Monique Hobbs shared some exciting research about ice sheets in Greenland.

The international research program was conducted over five years and involved six countries that focused on increasing our understanding of ice sheets.

Over the last million years, Sweden, Finland and Canada have experienced multiple ice ages, with one occurring on average every 100,000 years. Given that deep geological repositories must be able to safely manage used nuclear fuel over this same time frame, it is important that we understand what will happen when the Earth's surface is covered again by thick ice sheets, during future ice ages.

Learn more about the Greenland Analogue Project.