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Press Release 15-048

Antarctic ice core reveals how sudden climate changes in North Atlantic moved south

Analysis indicates that northern temperature changes led corresponding southern patterns by 200 years

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An ice core from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide (WAIS Divide) project.

An ice core from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide project. The dark band is a layer of volcanic ash that settled on the ice sheet approximately 21,000 years ago.

Credit: Heidi Roop, NSF


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Deep in the interior of Antarctica, scientists work to unlock the secrets of our planet's past.

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Join three young scientists on a trip to the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

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

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