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When did the ice last leave

Greenland exposing the rock and sediment beneath? Using 10-Be analysis of ice-bound clasts and ice modelling we have NSF support to approach this problem.

Detrital Cosmochronology of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Data production is in full swing!

We returned from our 2008 field season with an impressively large number of samples (almost 400!) and production is coming along well in the new UVM Cosmogenic Laboratory. We plan to analyze the in situ 10Be and 26Al content of bedrock samples, boulder samples, and ice-bound clasts, as well as the meteoric 10Be content of silt trapped in dirty basal ice. We just took our first trip out to the Livermore National Laboratory in early December and returned home with data on almost 100 samples, and we're now trying to figure out what it all means. We'll spend the rest of this winter and early spring processing more samples in the Cosmogenic Laboratory, followed by another trip to Livermore. Stay tuned for more updates! In the mean time, follow our work in the Cosmogenic Laboratory on the live webcams

  • description of image The People who make up our research team are the core of the project. Learn more about the faculty, students, staff, and other scientists involved.
  • description of imageThe UVM Geology labs that support this project are integral to its success. Learn more about the new cosmogenic nuclide laboratory.
  • description of imageGreenland is a pretty spectacular place. Click to see photos and videos of our fieldwork, preparations, and the lab work that follows.
  • description of image Samples for this project come from a variety of sites. Here, you can see sample information and maps of sampling sites.

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