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Newly Drilled Ice Cores May Be the Longest Taken From the Andes


October 27, 2009

Lonnie Thompson Researchers spent two months this summer high in the Peruvian Andes and brought back two cores, the longest ever drilled from ice fields in the tropics. Ohio State glaciologist Lonnie Thompson said that this latest expedition focused on a yet-to-be-named ice field 5,364 meters above sea level in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range. Full Story

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