Qing Zhang removes an ice core

Qing Zhang, a member of the Chinese science team, removes a long cylindrical core of ice from the thick Arctic ice pack. After drilling and extracting the core, scientists with the Primary Productivity Group can begin their sampling procedures. Image courtesy of Arctic Exploration 2002, Emory Kristof, National Geographic Society, NOAA/OER.

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Arctic Expedition 2002

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