Arrival of the ice core

The Laura Bassi ice breaker brought back the upper part of the Beyond Epica precious ice core to Ravenna, Italy! Shipping will also allow us to test the cold chain at -50°C, which will preserve all the features of the ice during transportation. Now the cold-container are waiting to start to Bern, where the ice core will be stored.

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Beyond EPICA Science Consortia and Steering Committee Meetings

20-22 March 2023, Venice (Italy)

Beyond EPICA Science Consortia and Steering Committee Meeting for three days, on Mon 20th, Tue 21st and Wed 22nd March 2023 held at Palazzo Franchetti of the Venetian Institute of Sciences, Arts and Letters.

Researchers from European and non-Europeans institutes and universities have discussed about science and ice core and talked about the next steps for the project!

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200-year ice core bromine reconstruction at Dome C (Antarctica): observational and modelling results

The paper presents the first ice-core record of bromine (Br) in the Antarctic plateau. By the observation of the ice core and the application of atmospheric chemical models, we investigate the behaviour of bromine after its deposition into the snowpack, with interest in the effect of UV radiation change connected to the formation of the ozone hole, the role of volcanic deposition, and the possible use of Br to reconstruct past sea ice changes from ice core collect in the inner Antarctic plateau.

Beyond EPICA Publication # 29

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