South Pole Ice Core



Title: From the South Pole to the science section: How ice becomes knowledge
Author: Johnson, Scott K.
Periodical: Ars Technica

It's -30 degrees Celsius, even though the Sun hangs ceaselessly in the sky. Dressed in puffy, insulated suits and gloves thick enough to both hinder dexterity and preserve fingers, a team gamely tilts a drill barrel back to horizontal. With one smooth, firm motion, a two-meter-long cylinder of ice, bursting with history, is pushed free and slides down a temporary work bench.

Year: 2016