Subglacial Lake Facts

by Michael Studinger, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Subglacial lakes in Antarctica: 145 (and growing)
Subglacial lakes in Greenland: 0

Name Location Size [km2] Depth [m] Volume [km3]
Lake Vostok 107.5ºE, 78.5ºS 14,000 >900 ~5,400
Lake Concordia 124.5ºE, 74.1ºS ~800 ~200-300 ~200
90ºE Lake 90.0ºE, 77.4ºS 2,000 ~900 ~1,800
Sovetskaya Lake 78.1ºE, 88.5ºS 1,600 unknown unknown
Lake Ellsworth 90.6ºW, 79.0ºS 100? unknown unknown