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Live: What Polar Ice Cores Tell Us About Our Climate

About this event

How do researchers explore past atmospheres to answer questions about our changing climate? Using ice cores! Drilled across polar regions, ice cores provide opportunities for researchers to understand the makeup of past atmospheres by studying the air bubbles trapped in the ice.

Join us for a live event from the U.S. National Science Foundation Ice Core Facility (NSF-ICF), which stores, curates, and studies meteoric ice cores recovered from the glaciated regions of the world. NSF-ICF allows scientists to conduct examinations and measurements on ice cores, and it preserves the integrity of these ice cores in a long-term repository for future investigations.

On January 18 at 2pm EST, staff from the NSF-ICF will join us for a presentation and virtual tour as they discuss the work done at the facility, share how the ice cores are stored, inventoried, and cut, and talk about the logistics of recovering the ice cores from the field and transporting them to the ICF. Staff will also cover some of the science using the ice cores and what the research can tell us about the past, present, and future of our climate.

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