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Drilling project hits Greenland bedrock

The North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling (NEEM) project earlier this week reached the bedrock at a depth of exactly 2537.36 metres. The drill, carried out by a 14 –nation consortium under Danish leadership, had started in 2007 at a site in northern Greenland. More than 300 ice core researchers have since worked at the remote NEEM camp. On Tuesday, 27 July, lead scientist Dorthe Dahl-Jensen of the University of Copenhagen proudly lifted the last ice core – a sample of ice more than 130,000 years old. Scientists involved in the project can now begin to study in detail climatic characteristics 


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