‘Colder and deeper’: Scientists close in on spot to drill Antarctic ice core 1.5m years old

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Australian Antarctic Division will drill 3,000 metres deep in bid to improve ancient climate records and future models

Antarctic scientists are close to finalising a drilling location deep in the frozen continent’s interior that could reveal a continuous record of the Earth’s climate going back 1.5 million years.

After almost a decade of work, scientists at the Australian Antarctic Division are close to pinpointing a place to drill an ice core almost 3,000-metres deep.

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