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By Bob Valen 

Brrr, a short autumn?


Scientists have been coring glacial ice fields for some time now. One objective is to analyze the small atmospheric gas bubbles that got trapped as the ice formed. These gas bubbles contain atmospheric gases from our ancient past. Much of the research is done to address climate change. The Antarctic has proven to be the place where past climate clues can be found and by past, I mean long, long ago.

Up until recently, the oldest complete Antarctica ice core data took the research back some 800,000 years. Recently, research was done on the oldest ice core ever taken in the Antarctic. The rese...

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