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Down under up north

Battling snow and cold, UMass-led team drills deep into Arctic for climate change insights

The view of Lake El'gygytgyn from helicopter. The view of Lake El'gygytgyn from helicopter. (International Continental Scientific Drilling Program Photo)
By Bina Venkataraman
Globe Correspondent / March 16, 2009

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A hardy band of scientists led by a UMass professor - undeterred by white-out blizzards or 40-below-zero cold - today sent a drill through the floor of a Siberian crater lake and deep into the earth. From there, they hope to extract an unparalleled record of climate change. (Full article: 906 words)

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