A new study shows smoke from fires set by the first inhabitants of Aotearoa from around 1300 left a mark in the ice 6,000 kilometers away, on an island off the Antarctic Peninsula.
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.
An innovative National Geographic expedition collected the world’s highest ice core from Mount Everest.
IPICS 2016 Open Science Conference; Hobart, Australia, 7–11 March 2016
On the Puzzling Features of Greenland Ice-Core Isotopic Composition; Copenhagen, Denmark, 26–28 October 2015
Using ice core records from West Antarctica, researchers look back at the past 300 years of snowfall over the Amundsen Sea.
A new ice core measurements-based record of a climate-active gas shows variability on millennial timescales.