Title: On the line - Researchers spend summer in deep-freeze to slice and dice WAIS Divide ice core
Organization: United States Antarctic Program
Periodical: The Antarctic Sun

It's midsummer in Denver, and the city has been baking under a heat wave for a couple of months. But in one small corner of the sprawling Denver Federal Center campus in the nearby suburb of Lakewood, about a dozen people are bundled up in thickly insulated Carhartt jumpsuits, wool caps, scarves and gloves.

The constant whine of saws in the room echoes loudly, like some busy school woodshop class. But there???s no smell of woodchips in the air. In fact, it's hard to smell anything with a runny nose that begins almost immediately upon stepping into the freezing cold lab where scientists are slicing and dicing ice. Continue reading...

Year: 2010