The second Ice Memory expedition to the Illimani glacier in Bolivia lasted from May 22nd to June 18th, 2017. The international team of scientists was able to extract two ice cores that went all the way down to the ground surface at more than 6,300 meters in altitude. The extraction was pulled off despite extreme weather conditions. One of the ice cores will be analyzed by the Grenoble Institute for Environmental Geosciences. The other ice core will be stored in the world’s first ice core library, which is located in Antarctica and aims to protect glacier data threatened by global warming.
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