Antarctic Ice Core Could Hold 1.5 Million Years of Climate History

November 5, 2013 10:15 PM

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Antarctic Ice Core Could Hold 1.5 Million Years of Climate History

Regions of Antarctica could hold 1.5-million-year-old ice that would reveal key parts of Earth's ancient climate history, new research suggests.

The potential locations of the ice were described today (Nov. 5) in the journal Climate of the Past. One of those locations could allow scientists to drill miles-long sections of ice to explain why natural cycles in climate shifted about 1 million years ago.

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