Call for abstracts for EGU 2018 session "The Quest for Oldest Ice" CR1.8/CL1.16

Abstract submission via the EGU website

In Antarctica internationally leading ice and climate scientists of 14 institutions from ten European countries are looking for the oldest ice-core record on Earth. Goal of the project "Beyond EPICA - Oldest Ice" is to find the ice core which goes furthest back in Earth’s history ...

BE-OI organised a series of workshops together with European and international experts. Based on the fruitful discussions held, the project moved one step ahead with optimum drill site definition, planning for further rapid access drilling and optimisation of drilling technology.

The geophysical site definition will combine new data obtained in field surveys at Dome C and Dome Fuji to feed numerical models of ice-sheet flow ...

Valuable insights into the climate system will be gained by connecting ice-core records with those from other climate archives, like sediment cores. BE-OI will therefore establish collaboration with other disciplines ...

BE-OI will assemble the know-how about drilling technology required to successfully accomplish a deep-drilling operation for retrieving old ice ...

The project provides logistic infrastructure and field support for the reconnaissance surveys at DC and DML/DF ...

BE-OI will use several new fast drilling tools to retrieve ice samples from the deepest part ...

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BE-OI has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 730258.