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The edge of the Thwaites Glaciers seen from the air. The First Wave of the "Thwaites Invasion"
Science / Ice and Snow
Monday March 18, 2019

The U.S. and U.K.-funded International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration (ITGC) officially kicked off its science field research in January, when four researchers and their support teams set foot on a remote, fast-melting glacier in West Antarctica, establishing a beachhead for an unprecedented international project to determine the glacier's fate.
Greg Balco, Grant Boeckman and Marie Bergelin operate the ice drill in the Ong Valley. Buried Treasure
Science / Ice and Snow
Thursday July 26, 2018

A team of researchers has brought home samples of some of the oldest ice ever discovered, more than twice as old as most previous samples. In the remote Ong Valley, the team drilled into a bed of ice - that first fell as snow two million years ago, or more.

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