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Bedrock Is a Milestone in Climate Research

Posted Aug 04 2010 11:42am

Photo of a woman in a snowsuit standing in a crowd inside a lab building holding a long ice core.

After years of concentrated effort, scientists from the North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling (NEEM) project hit bedrock more than 8,300 feet below the surface of the Greenland ice sheet last week. The project has yielded ice core samples that may offer valuable insights into how the world can change during periods of abrupt warming.

Led by Denmark and the United States, and comprised of scientists from 14 countries, the NEEM team has been working to get at the ice near bedrock level ...

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