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Little Ice

CAPE ROYDS, ROSS ISLAND, ANTARCTICA-- When you first come to Antarctica you are overwhelmed by the enormity, vastness and seemingly endless large structures of ice which dominate this continent (see my last dispatch). These larger scale visions persists until you begin to look closer... {Read More »}

It’s the Pits

SUMMIT CAMP, GREENLAND-- We started the major task of our field season today: digging and sampling a three meter snow pit. This pit is located… {Read More »}

Reading Snowflakes

In Greenland, layers of snow have accumulated over hundreds of thousands of years to a depth of two miles. A wealth of information about past climate is contained in the snow itself and in the air bubbles trapped in the spaces between the particles of snow. {Read More »}