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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.
The SALSA camp, at its peak, home to more than 50 scientists and support staff, working to cleanly sample subglacial Lake Mercer. SALSA Part I: Scratching the Surface
Science / Ice and Snow
Tuesday November 05, 2019

A team of researchers and drilling engineers recently spent six weeks in West Antarctica carefully drilling through nearly a mile of ice to study Mercer Subglacial Lake. This body of water is buried under an ice stream, and likely hasn't seen the light of day for at least thousands and possibly hundreds of thousands, of years.

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