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Oregon State University

Sampling Trench

Caption: This is the sampling trench for dust studies on Taylor Glacier. Windblown dust from local sources contaminates the upper ice layers and uncontaminated samples are obtained from a meter below the glacier's surface.

Credit: (Photo courtesy of Hinrich Schaefer)

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