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Arcadia Contract with Harvard
The Colle Gnifetti glacier of the Monta Rosa Massif on the Swiss-Italian border is perfectly situated to offer insight into the intersection of environment (climate) and culture (history of the economy, political stability, pollution, disease) in medieval Europe. While ice cores previously collected at Colle Gnifetti were sampled at state-of-the-art resolution for the time, it was nevertheless impossible to differentiate annual or finer layering in the period older than 1500 A.D. The 2013 Colle Gnifetti expedition thus sought to collect a new ice core that could be analyzed using the ultra-high-resolution laser based technology developed in the Climate Change Institute’s W.M. Keck Laser Ice Facility.az
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Mayewski, Paul, "Colle Gnifetti Ice Core (KCC) Progress Report (Year One)—Arcadia Ice Core Proposal: Initiatives on the Science of the Human Past" (2014). University of Maine Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: Grant Reports. 29.