Past climates - on ice

Thursday, Jul 3, 2014

What can an ice core tell us about the Earth's past climate?

Discover how ice cores taken from the remote Antarctic serve as unique time capsules, containing records of the Earth's climate from the distant past. Produced by Team Ice Core: Melina Acevedo, Zoe Sims, Audrey Yau, and Claire Zarakas.

This short film was made by Princeton University students in the Science Action program. View all the 2014 Science Action videos.

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