|Title:||Repeat experiment - New replicate ice core system will target abrupt climate change events|
|Organization:||United States Antarctic Program|
|Periodical:||The Antarctic Sun|
Scientists have been extracting ice cores from Antarctica for the better part of 50 years. But no one has tried to do what a team of researchers and engineers propose at the end of this year from a field camp in one of the snowiest regions of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS).
"No one in the world has developed a system to replicate ice cores at any chosen depth and at any chosen azimuth within an existing borehole," said Alex Shturmakov, director of engineering and research for Ice Drilling Design and Operations (IDDO) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.