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UMass Amherst- Under a Frozen Lake in Siberia, UMass Amherst Geoscientist Drills For Secrets of Earth’s Ancient Climate

In the next few days, a convoy of bulldozers and trucks will set out from a remote airport in Siberia, heading for a frozen lake 62 miles north of the Arctic Circle, but the trip isn't a holiday visit to the North Pole. Instead, the trucks will deliver core-drilling equipment for a study of sediment and meteorite-impact rocks that should provide the longest time-continuous climate record ever collected in the Arctic. More... 

12/18/08