NBI NEWS: GOLDEN SPIKE IN ICE COREThe Ice and Climate research team at Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen has led the NordGRIP project, which drilled a column of ice core all the way from the top of the inland ice through more than 3 kilometers of ice – down to the bottom.
The ice contains information about past climates, something that has gained an entirely new significance – in the determination of the geological ages of the Earth.
For the ice can answer a geological question that nobody else has been able to answer before – that is to establish the precise time that the last glacial period ended and the warmer present-day climate began.
- Read the article: ‘The Modern Age’ is defined by Danish ice core research
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Producer: Gertie Skaarup
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