A new Svalbard ice core

A team of scientists lead by Elisabeth Isaksson from the Norwegian Polar Institute and Margit Schwikowski from Paul Scherrer Institut (Switzerland) have together successfully recovered a 149 m deep ice core from Lomonosovfonna at 1200 m elevation.

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Photo: E. Isaksson / Norwegian Polar Institute

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A team of scientists from the Norwegian Polar Institute and Paul Scherrer Institut (Switzerland) have together successfully recovered a 149 m deep ice core from Lomonosovfonna at 1200 m elevation. Photo: E. Isaksson / Norwegian Polar Institute

The ice core is estimated to cover roughly the last 1000 years. The core will be analyzed for a variety of components related to climate and pollution such as oxygen isotopes and black carbon.