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National Science Foundation

Brian Bencivengo, National Ice Core Laboratory

Caption: Brian Bencivengo, assistant curator of the National Ice Core Laboratory, in Lakewood, Colo., holds a one-meter-long section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide Ice Core.

Credit: Geoffrey Hargreaves, National Science Foundation

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