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Lab Tour: BAS Ice core lab (British Antarctic Survey)

BAS Ice core lab (British Antarctic Survey)
When Jun 28, 2019
from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Where Ice core lab (British Antarctic Survey)
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Ice cores from Antarctica and Greenland are drilled, processed and
analysed by BAS scientists and engineers. Laboratory facilities in
Cambridge allow the analysis and interpretation of ice cores dating from
hundreds to hundreds of thousands of years old. Ice is stored, processed
and analysed, using a number of analytical chemistry techniques (e.g.
ICP-mass spectrometry and Fast-ion chromatography) to provide
information from the past to help to predict the future. As part of the
tour, you will see a video of an ice core being drilled, learn about the
chemical analysis before heading (briefly!) into the cold room (at -20
deg C) to see some ice cores.

Link for sign up: (already fully subscribed!)

Snacks will be provided, and tours may be followed by a trip to the pub
and more time for socializing afterwards.

Sign ups are REQUIRED! It would be great to get as much participation as
possible, but note that tours are limited (15-20 people!) and sign ups
will be allocated by order. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH YOUR
CONFIRMED TOUR SIGN-UP(S) WITHIN THE WEEK. Please only sign up if you
are committed to attending. Also please note that if all three tours are
filled quickly we may decide to allocate only one of the visits per
participant, in order to maximise the number of people who get to
participate. Once we have surpassed capacity, there will be a waiting