In our July issue, Eos looks at the collection, study, and storage of cores—from sediment drilled up from the age of the dinosaurs to tree rings as big as a house.
Core libraries store a treasure trove of data about the planet’s past. What will it take to sustain their future?
Every summer, most of the sea ice near Antarctica melts away, but its saltiness leaves a permanent record that scientists can trace back for millennia.
Educators at ice core labs teach students hands-on lessons about climate change.
There are three ways to extract gases from an ice core. The cleanest one, sublimation, is getting easier.
An innovative National Geographic expedition collected the world’s highest ice core from Mount Everest.
An ice core from Europe’s highest peak contains scent-imparting molecules whose trends mirror the Soviet Union’s economic ups and downs.
Using cosmogenic nuclide dating, scientists determined a 10-meter core just below the surface to be over a million years old.
Bubbles of greenhouse gases trapped in ice shed new light on an important climate transition that occurred about a million years ago.
IPICS 2016 Open Science Conference; Hobart, Australia, 7–11 March 2016