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NEWS: Around the Arctic August 06, 2004 - 3:41 pm

Greenland’s glaciers provide glimpse into past

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

An International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences project is set to start in Greenland during 2007 to 2008, the International Polar Year.

Greenland’s last glacial drilling project yielded information about the earth’s climate 125,000 years ago. Researchers now hope to find ice cores dating back at least 135,000 years.

Glacial ice-cores function as a deep frozen record of the earth’s climate because air bubbles trapped in the ice show what gases were present in the atmosphere.

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