Ice core sampling - TEPHRA A small team of Geographers studying past climate change have just returned from an ice-core sampling trip at the University of Copenhagen. Over 1000 ice-core sections from Greenland were sampled over several days in a freezer at -28°C. This work will investigate the preservation of volcanic ash deposits within the ice that will help to uncover the secrets of rapid climatic changes that occurred in the past. The work forms part of the TRACE research project, funded by the European Research Council and led by Dr Siwan Davies.

The team were also accompanied by PlasticBuddhaTV who will be producing a short film on the work of the Tephra Research Group. Watch this space!