Antarctic Ice Cores
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Tuesday, March 11, 2008 | 2 a.m.
Hundreds of miles inland on Earth's coldest, windiest continent, the snow-covered terrain is flat and vast, the sky, huge. Antarctica, sprawling across the planet's southernmost reaches, has no arable land, no permanent residents. A team of researchers led by Desert Research Institute scientist Kendrick Taylor is engaged in a multi-million dollar project to extract and analyze an 11,000-foot column of ice from Antarctica, an undertaking that will reveal new information about how the planet's climate evolved over the last 100,000 years. (Read the story).