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The West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide Field Camp Snow Pit, 2015

The WAIS Snow Pit

WAIS Divide sits on top of the antarctic ice sheet. Every season, a new layer of snow is deposited on the surface, which eventually gets added to the many, many layers of snow. Erin Pettit and her teammates this year dug a snow pit, showing the various layers of snow over the last few seasons.

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide Field Camp Snow Pit, 2015
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide Field Camp Snow Pit, 2015

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