Latest Ice core Stories
Research at the School of Geographical Sciences, Southwest University (SWU) in Chongqing, China-Research, has demonstrated that the record of the Asian Summer Monsoon (ASM) covers the last deglaciation and the early Holocene (from 16.2 to 7.3 ka BP), with an average oxygen isotope resolution of 9 years (issue 53, May 2010 of SCIENCE CHINA Earth Sciences).
Researchers here are hopeful that the new core they drilled through an ice field on the Antarctic Peninsula will contain ice dating back into the last ice age.
Black soot deposited on Tibetan glaciers has contributed significantly to the retreat of the world's largest non-polar ice masses.
Distinct long-term variations of wet and dry phases in the tropics of East Africa.
In the film, 'The Day After Tomorrow' the world enters the icy grip of a new glacial period within the space of just a few weeks.
A new study of Antarctica's past climate reveals that temperatures during the warm periods between ice ages may have been higher than previously thought.
The majestic snow-capped summits of Africaâ€™s Mount Kilimanjaro are melting quickly â€” so quickly, in fact, that the ancient mountainâ€™s ice sheet could completely disappear within 20 years.
Researchers spent two months this summer high in the Peruvian Andes and brought back two cores, the longest ever drilled from ice fields in the tropics.
In 2007 alone, it lost volume equivalent to draining San Francisco Bay every week.
An analysis of sediment cores indicates that biological and chemical changes occurring at a remote Arctic lake are unprecedented over the past 200,000 years and likely are the result of human-caused climate change.
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