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Coral Paleoclimatology Slide Set:
Reef flat, Palau Archipelago, Micronesia containing various species of branching coral (Acropora).
Photo by Jerry Wellington.
Scientists take samples from the center of the coral.
Clipperton Atoll, 10°N, 109°W.
Photo by Maris Kazmers.
Scientists carefully extract core sections, and then label and box them for safe shipment. Clipperton Atoll, 10°N, 109°W.
Photo by Maris Kazmers.

Tree-Ring Slide Set:
Tree rings in Mexican Cypress (Cupressus lusitanica).
Photo by Peter Brown.
Diagram of rings in a young conifer.
From Fritts, H.C. 1976. Tree Rings and Climate. Academic Press, New York, NY.

Lake Sediments Slides:
Image courtesy of Platt Bradbury, USGS, Denver, Colorado.
Image courtesy of Platt Bradbury, USGS, Denver, Colorado. Image courtesy of Platt Bradbury, USGS, Denver, Colorado.

Pollen Slides:
Gerber daisy and bumblebee.
Photo by Jerome Ward.
Malva neglecta (Malvaceae).
Image courtesy of S. Short.
Atriplex caniscens (Chenopodiaceae).
Image courtesy of S. Short.

Low-Latitude Ice Cores & Polar Ice Cores Slide Sets
Scientists extrude the core from its barrel with the utmost care.
Photo by Kendrick Taylor, Desert Research Institute, University and Community College System of Nevada.
Wooden trays with ice cores stored at  -15°C until measurements are ready to be taken.
Photo by Kendrick Taylor, Desert Research Institute, University and Community College System of Nevada.
The GISP2 Drill Dome.
Photo by Mark Twickler, GISP2 SMO, University of New Hampshire.
Ice Core sample taken from drill.
Photo by Lonnie Thompson,
Byrd Polar Research Center,
Ohio State University.

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