South Pole Ice Core

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Title: From the South Pole to the science section: How ice becomes knowledge
Author: Johnson, Scott K.
URL: http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/08/from-the-south-pole-to-the-science-section-how-ice-becomes-knowledge/
Periodical: Ars Technica
Abstract:

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