Greenland Ice Cores

At the Stable Isotope Lab in Boulder, Colorado scientists are doing a lot of the same things that those CSI folks do on TV.  But instead of being "crime scene investigators," these experts are more like "cold scene investigators."  With support from the National Science Foundation, geoscientists such as lab director Jim White are studying ancient ice, in the form of ice cores.  The information extracted from this ice could play a critical role in understanding and preparing for any imminent changes to our planet from global warming.

Provided by the National Science Foundation

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