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!
Photos of the meeting in Gallery
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
1st February 2023 - Beyond EPICA: reached a depth of 808 meters in the Antarctic ice sheet
The second drilling campaign of Beyond EPICA - Oldest Ice has been successfully completed. The international research project is funded by the European Commission with 11 million euros and coordinated by the Institute of Polar Sciences of the CNR. It aims to obtain data on the evolution of temperatures, the composition of the atmosphere and the carbon cycle, by going back in time 1.5 million years through analyzing an ice core extracted from the depths of the Antarctic ice sheet. The complex deep ice drilling system was installed quickly, kicking off drilling operations and reaching a depth of 808.47 meters by the end of this 22/23 campaign. At Concordia Station, a support team processed and cut the first 217 meters of the extracted ice core