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Copenhagen, Denmark


Position:
55°41'N 12°34'E


Datemark:
May 2003

Mission:
Collect multimedia material on Danish ice-core research and on Viking history

Under Auspices of:
Whole Systems Foundation; WBUR.org

Results:
Micro website

SYPNOPSIS
Several important ice cores drilled in Greenland—including the one which sampled the oldest ice ever discovered in the northern hemisphere—were the work of European teams. Miles of such ice cores are stored in freezers on the University of Copenhagen’s campus, at 30 below zero Celsius. I visited the university’s Geophysics department to see the frozen archive and to see how scientists there study climate history with samples from Greenland’s ice.


  • View ice core page of Land of Ice and Stone, Dan’s micro website on Greenland and Iceland