Drillers seek ancient climate record
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Drillers seek ancient climate record

European scientists set out for Antarctica this week in a bid to find deeply buried ice that contains an ancient record of Earth's climate.

The EU-funded Beyond EPICA - Oldest Ice (BE-OI) project will update and extend an effort conducted a decade ago.

Dr Robert Mulvaney from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) explained the goal to our correspondent Jonathan Amos.

  • 14 Nov 2016