Wednesday, 6 March 2013

RICE Project

Finlay Macdonald in The Snow-Readers looks at the RICE project that is examining CO2 levels in drill cores taken from the Ross Ice Shelf.
Ice contains a “memory” within its compressed crystals that we can now recover and turn into climate records. From the savage Antarctic comes a team of ice-core drillers — and arriving in New Zealand imminently is their ice, possibly the strongest evidence yet of the vulnerability of great ice sheets to global warming.

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