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Snow and Ice Science

The U.S research community is conducting a deep ice coring project in West Antarctica for studies of climate, ice sheet history and cryobiology. This project is collecting a deep ice core from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) ice flow divide and integrating approximately 20 separate but synergistic projects to analyze the ice and interpret the records.

Watch a 20 minute video narrated by project researcher, Dr. Ken Taylor. It discuses why the team is working in Antarctica, how and where the team collects the ice core samples, and what the ice cores tell us about earth's climate. 

This program is supported by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed by this program are those of the PIs and coordinating team, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.