News Jun 06, 2006
Coring the Flade Isblink icecap in northeast Greenland
In the summer of 2006, a field crew will drill through a small ice cap at 81° north to collect information on past climate and to test a new drill fluid. The Stable Isotope Lab run by James White (GEOL, ENVS, and INSTAAR) is participating in all aspects of the work. The ice core is expected to reveal interesting climate information from this scarcely investigated part of Greenland. It is not known whether the ice cap contains ice age ice, or whether it melted away during the climatic optimum 8,000 to 4,000 years ago. The ice cap faces directly towards the polar ocean, and the core will hopefully give information on the climate history of the Polar Ocean and the sea ice. This project is a collaboration with the University of Copenhagen.
News Source: Stable Isotope Lab
Websites: Flade Isblink Project
ENVS Faculty: James White
ENVS News Category: Research Update
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