Out of the Blue – The ice archive at Allan Hills could be the impetus for an ‘international climate park’ – Kurbatov

The snow-free landscape of Allan Hills has been a scientific destination for decades. Explorers have made the hour-long plane ride from McMurdo Station, the primary base of U.S. operations in Antarctica, to look for evidence of prehistoric and extraterrestrial remains in the form of dinosaur bones and meteorites.

Paleoclimate scientist Andrei Kurbatov comes for some of the oldest ice on the planet. There are indications that it could be more than 2.5 million years old. And near the surface.

For Kurbatov, the blue ice here is gold.


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