Ice and Medicine at the end of the earth

News about Antarctica – Deep Core Complete

 “We did not come here to study the climate of Antarctica — we are here because this is where the information is stored,” said Kendrick Taylor , chief scientist of the WAIS Divide program  from the Desert Research Institute  in Nevada, shortly before the last core came to the surface on Jan. 28, 2011 at 12:24 p.m. (local time).

Ice Core Photo by Heidi Roop

The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica – Deep Core Complete .

The above link will connect you to a great article about the WAIS divide ice core.  It describes the history of the WAIS divide core, information about the drilling season and plans for next year.  The article also provides great information on what the scientists are hoping to learn from this large ice core.

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