The Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre has released a new Position Analysis publication: "Ice Cores and Climate".
Ice cores are arguably the richest single source of information about the Earth’s climate available to scientists today.
Researchers from the ACE CRC and its partner institutions, particularly through the work undertaken at Law Dome in Antarctica, have been involved in landmark ice core research projects that have significantly increased our knowledge of pre-instrumental climate.
The 44-page publication was produced under the supervision of Dr Tas van Ommen and other palaeoclimate scientists at the ACE CRC, the Australian Antarctic Division and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. This Position Analysis explores several recent discoveries in ice core climate science as well as future objectives, with a special focus on Australian-led palaeoclimate initiatives through the ACE CRC. The analysis aims to inform Australian government and the community about the current knowledge of ice core science in Antarctica and to identify issues for consideration in policy development.