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Paleo Slide Set: Polar Ice Cores
Snowcats carry cores to transport planes.
While much has already been learned from the GISP2 project, it will be years before the results from all 42 analyses from the entire 3000+ m core will be completed. To ensure that these pieces of ice could continue to tell their stories, the ice cores were packed into insulated boxes and dragged by these snowcats to New York Air National Guard transport planes for the long trip to the United States. Once in the United States, the ice will be allotted between its final destinations: laboratory analysis by the GISP2 participants, or storage at the National Ice Core Laboratory storage facility in Denver, Colorado.

Photo Credits:
Kendrick Taylor
DRI, University of Nevada-Reno.
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