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Huge Salt Water "Ocean" Found Beneath Chinese Desert

  1. Jul 30, 2015 #1
    http://www.ibtimes.com/hidden-ocean...asin-larger-five-great-lakes-combined-2031541

     
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  3. Jul 30, 2015 #2
    A hidden ocean? So it's like a cave system or is it just a huge water table?
     
  4. Jul 30, 2015 #3

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    Ten times the amount of water found in all five Great Lakes is no drop in the bucket either. :rolleyes:

    But, as they say, you always find something in the last place you look. :wink:
     
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  6. Jul 31, 2015 #5

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    Also in Africa.



    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-17775211
     
  7. Jul 31, 2015 #6
    I don't think it's caves, but I'm not sure what the alternatives to that are. Aquifer? Wet sand?

    The means whereby they are estimating the amount strike me as very indirect. I wouldn't be surprised if other teams came up with quite different estimates as time goes by.
    In any event, I don't think this water is easily usable by people. The main interest here is it's function as a "carbon sink."
     
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