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Scientists pursue paleoclimate, deglaciation records from atop Roosevelt ice dome

Not much more than a large, icy bump on the northern edge of the nearly Texas-sized Ross Ice Shelf , Roosevelt Island is the site of an international research campaign to learn more about the climate and deglaciation history of the region for the last 30,000 years or more.
The study is called the Roosevelt Island Climate Evolution (RICE) project, which involves drilling a 750-meter-deep ice core from near the ice divide where the ice begins to flow in different directions, not unlike the split of the watersheds at the Continental Divide of the Americas. New Zealand is leading the effort, with significant support and collaboration from the United States. Denmark, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Italy and China are also involved.

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