What does studying ice cores in Antarctica help scientists understand?

1 Answer
Feb 2, 2018

Ice cores hides within them past events and scientists usually study them to understand palaeoclimate.


Ice cores contain significant information about the past events which took place such as volcanic ash is stored in ice in the form of a layer or particles . Scientists study ice core to understand palaeo climate. In understanding paleo climate they usually see the two isotopes 018 & 016 of oxygen and their relative abundance in ice. because one is light than other and can be easily evaporated .This give them an insight into ancient climate.