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1 October 2010
Looking For Answers In Ancient Ice
Back in July I spent 9 days and (at that latitude) no nights at the top of the world. Scientists from over a dozen nations made history by recovering the oldest ice ever obtained from Greenland. Year after year the snow piles up in Greenland, and as it gets buried and compressed it eventually forms a hard clear ice. That ice is 2 km thick across most of Greenland. It’s …