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Ice core

Similar term(s): carrots.

Definition:

Cylinders of ice obtained by drilling into a glacier.

Since the different layers of ice are formed over time through build-up of snow, ice cores provide information on climate from different periods (up to almost one million years) that can be used for research.

Source: GreenFacts

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Deep ice core from Law Dome (Antarctica) Deep ice core from Law Dome

Source: Vin Morgan © Australian Antarctic Division 2006 Kingston Tasmania 7050 - Australian Antarctic Magazine 

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Translation(s):

Español: Testigo de hielo
Français: Carotte de glace

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