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Deep Core Complete: WAIS Divide project finishes 5-year effort

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A scientist examines an ice core in West Antarctica

Rebecca Anderson from the Desert Research Institute, examines an ice core at WAIS Divide. The WAIS Divide project completed major coring operations on 28 January 2011, after five years of work, reaching a target depth of 3,331 meters.

Credit: U.S. Antarctic Program photo by Kendrick Taylor

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