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The Hercules Dome field team poses next to a Hercules LC-130 aircraft. From left: Ben Hills, Nick Holschuh, Knut Christianson, John Christian, Andrew Hoffman, Gemma O'Connor, Annika Horlings Where the Ice Layers Grow
Science / Ice and Snow
Monday July 13, 2020

Hunting for the perfect patch of ice can be a herculean task. Knut Christianson, of the University of Washington, spent three weeks with his research team in a barren and remote part of Antarctica, scouring the landscape for the perfect spot.
Tanner Kuhl (left) and John Higgins carry a recently recovered ice core out of the drill tent. Hunting For the Oldest Ice
Science / Ice and Snow
Sunday January 26, 2020

For scientists, ice cores are an indispensable window into the past. A research team using ancient ice recovered from Antarctica, announced recently that they'd identified some of the oldest air samples ever discovered, as far back as 2 million years ago, and that they're going back for more.

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