Contents

Preface vii

List of figures xi

List of abbreviations and acronyms xv

Acknowledgements xvii

1 From Lake Vostok to Europa: Tractors and satellites 1

2 Water below the central part of the ice sheet 9

3 Does subglacial water exist? 23

4 Discovery of subglacial lakes by radio-echo sounding 31

5 The need for reinterpretation of seismic data 39

6 A thick water layer exists under Vostok Station! 47

7 Deep drilling at Vostok Station 51

8 Vostok Station and the ice shelf 69

9 New data on Lake Vostok 87

10 Plan for the international study of Lake Vostok 95

11 Penetration of Lake Vostok 101

Epilog 125

Bibliography 127

Index 135

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