3,330 Meters Is Reached!!!(west antarctic ice core)

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    3,330 Meters Is Reached!!!
    [Heidi Roop]
    January 27, 2011
    WAIS Divide Ice Core
    Dear WAIS Divide Enthusiast -

    We are ELATED to pass along the fantastic news that the WAIS Divide Ice Core project has reached its goal this year of drilling 3,330 meters into the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. We just received notice from the camp that this goal was achieved at 12:24 PM on January 28, 2011 local time (6:24 PM, January 27, 2011 EST), with a final borehole depth of 3,329.956 meters. This is the second deepest ice core ever collected and could not have been achieved without the resources, dedication, commitment, perseverance and comradely of hundreds of people.

    We at the WAIS Divide Science Coordination Office, on behalf of the science community, want to sincerely thank everyone for their help and support in recovering this monumental ice core. Without you, we wouldn't be at this point today. Please join us now in a toast celebrating this historic accomplishment!

    Cheers,

    Ken Taylor - Chief Scientist (and currently at WAIS Divide)
    Mark Twickler
    Joe Souney


    Good news...New data to add to our understanding is coming.:tongue:
     
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    Here is information on the east Antarctic data. Ice Cores



    I understand that many think that ice cores are a bad way to understand the climate of 100s of thousands of years ago, but if not them then what would be a better tool to use.
     
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    Granny says if it all melts, we all gonna drown...
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    Antarctic ice volume measured
    8 March 2013 - Scientists have their best measure yet for the amount of ice in Antarctica.
     
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    I think they are valuable, and it is certainly an idea worth pursuing. Unsurprisingly, the only people taking an anti-science position on this seem to be doing so purely for political reasons.

    Why not conduct the research and see what we find?
     
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    Prob'ly due to hydraulic pressure of meltwater under ice...

    Scientists Explore Mystery of Antarctica’s Rising
    May 28th, 2014 ~ An altered Antarctic landscape is one of the rarely discussed side effects of accelerated ice melting.

     
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    More AGW spin from an AGW cult member, go figure..
     
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    Do you like science? do you have any interest in learning about the climate of the earth over the past million years. If you do, you have a weird way of going about it, but if you don't, why post?
     
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    3,330 meters.....holy fuck??!! Who knew??!!

    No wonder the k00ks only want to talk about the arctic ice and this little tiny area of Antarctica where there is some melt.


    ghey


    More evidence of the hoax being a hoax.
     
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    What evidence of a hoax are you talking about?
     

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