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They know the drill: UW leads the league in boring through ice sheets


October 30, 2014

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Hollow coring drills designed and managed by the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison's Ice Drilling Design and Operations program are used to extracting ice cores that can analyze the past atmosphere. Shaun Marcott, an assistant professor of geoscience at UW-Madison, was the first author of a paper published today in the journal Nature documenting carbon dioxide in the atmosphere between 23,000 and 9,000 years ago, based on data from an 11,000-foot hole in Antarctica.Full Story

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