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International Greenland Ice Coring Effort Sets New Drilling Record in 2009
August 26, 2009
A new international research effort on the Greenland ice sheet with the University of Colorado at Boulder as the lead U.S. institution set a record for single-season, deep ice-core drilling this summer, recovering more than a mile of ice core that is expected to help scientists better assess the risks of abrupt climate change in the future.
University of Colorado at Boulder
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