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dc.contributor.authorChristner, Brent C.
dc.contributor.authorSkidmore, Mark L.
dc.contributor.authorPriscu, John C.
dc.contributor.authorTranter, Martyn
dc.contributor.authorForeman, Christine M.
dc.identifier.citationChristner BC, Skidmore ML, Priscu JC, Tranter M, Foreman C, "Bacteria in subglacial environments," In Psychrophiles: From Biodiversity to Biotechnology. R. Margesin, F. Schinner, J-C Marx and C. Gerday (eds.), Springer-Verlag. pp 51-71en_US
dc.description.abstractGlaciers exist where the annual temperature remains cold enough to allow snowfall to accumulate for an extended period of time and where conditions allow subsequent metamorphosis to ice. Glacial ice forms expansive continental ice sheets in the polar regions, (e.g., in Antarctica and Greenland), and at lower latitudes, ice fields (valley or alpine glaciers) and ice caps (if a volcano or mountain range is completely glaciated) exist globally at high altitude. Temperate glaciers comprise <4% of the glacial ice on the planet, but are important freshwater reservoirs and are often the sources for major rivers vital for irrigation, industry, and providing millions of people with drinking water. The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets currently cover ~10% of the terrestrial surface (>1.5×107 km2) and contain ~75% of the freshwater on Earth (Paterson 1994). The Antarctic ice sheet alone contains ~90% of the planet's ice and, if melted, would result in a sea level rise of ~65 m (The National Snow and Ice Data Center;
dc.titleBacteria in subglacial environmentsen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
mus.identifier.categoryEngineering & Computer Scienceen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
mus.relation.departmentCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical & Biological Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.departmentChemical Engineering.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.relation.researchgroupCenter for Biofilm Engineering.en_US
mus.citation.booktitlePsychrophiles: from Biodiversity to Biotechnologyen_US
mus.contributor.orcidForeman, Christine M.|0000-0003-0230-4692en_US

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