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Replicate Ice Coring System

The Replicate Ice Coring System was deployed in December 2012 to re-enter the 6.5-inch diameter deep borehole at WAIS Divide, Antarctica, and successfully allowed the researchers to drill through the wall of the 3,405 meter deep parent hole and collect a total of 285 meters of additional core from five of the most interesting time periods in the WAIS Divide climate record.

Credit: Ice Drilling Design and Operations, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Ancient Ice and Our Planet's Future

What if we could predict our climate's future by learning about its past? Deep in the interior of Antarctica scientists unlock the secrets of our planet's past.

Credit: National Science Foundation

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Modeling Our Future Climate

Discover how data from the ice core record are used to help scientists predict the future of our climate.

Credit: National Science Foundation

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Climate Change - How do we know?

Dr. Kendrick Taylor of the Desert Research Institute is the Chief Scientist for the WAIS Divide Ice Core project. In this video, Kendrick takes you on a tour around the camp, discusses the process by which ice cores are drilled and extracted from the ice sheet, and explains the importance of ice cores in the overall understanding of Earth's climate history and current climate change.

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How to Drill a Two-Mile Deep Ice Core

This short video summarizes all of the steps in collecting an ice core at WAIS Divide using the Deep Ice Sheet Coring (DISC) drill. This video was produced by Heidi Roop (Ice Stories/Exploratorium) and Thomas Bauska (Oregon State University) during the 2009-2010 field season as part of the Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists project. Be sure and also read all of Heidi's dispatches.

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NICL Core Processing Line

This excellent short video summarizes the 2010 WAIS Divide core processing line (CPL) at the National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL) in Denver, CO. The video was shot and produced by Logan Mitchell at Oregon State University.

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Drilling and Core Handling at WAIS Divide - A Time-lapse View

This short video by Todd Rampendahl provides an excellent time-lapse overview of the drilling and core handling activities at WAIS Divide.

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Unlocking Antarctica's Secrets

Robert Lee Hotz, Science Columnist for the Wall Street Journal, reports from WAIS Divide.

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Make sure and read Hotz's accompanying article, Mining for Cold, Hard Facts - Scientists Probe Antarctic Ice to Settle Climate Debates (opens in new window), that appeared on the front page of the May 29, 2010 issue of the Wall Street Journal.




Lee Hotz: Inside an Antarctic time machine

Science columnist Lee Hotz talks about the WAIS Divide Ice Core project on TED.COM

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How do Ice Cores Allow Researchers to look at Global Climate Change?

Bess Koffman, PhD Student at the University of Maine, explains how ice cores are used to study global climate change.

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Ice Core Secrets Could Reveal Answers to Global Warming

At the Stable Isotope Lab in Boulder, Colo., scientists are doing a lot of the same things that those CSI folks do on TV. But instead of being "crime scene investigators," these experts are more like "cold scene investigators." Geoscientists like lab director Jim White work primarily with one raw material: ancient ice, in the form of ice cores.

The ice cores come from Greenland and Antarctica. And, says White, they hold secrets from thousands of years ago.

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