Summer on Ice – Undergrads collect samples from the Greenland Ice Sheet

Most students describe their summer vacation in one word: cool. But Brittany Gilman of South Portland, Maine, and Stephanie Allard of Woonsocket, R.I., really mean it. In August, the University of Maine Earth sciences students collected samples from the Greenland ice sheet. The undergraduate researchers are working with Climate Change Institute Director Paul Mayewski and scientists Andrei Kurbatov and Doug Introne to better understand the Younger Dryas, an abrupt climate change event that occurred roughly 12,900 years ago.


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