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About the U.S. Ice Drilling Program

The U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDPO) enables discoveries about changes in climate and the environment, using evidence from glaciers and ice sheets. With funding from the National Science Foundation, IDPO conducts integrated planning for the ice drilling science and technology communities and provides drilling technology and operational support that enables the community to advance the frontiers of climate and environmental science. For further information, please visit our home page.

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Welcome to Climate Expeditions...

...home of the education and outreach program for the Ice Drilling Program Office.

Our goal is to provide cutting-edge information based on current ice core research for educators, students and the public in a way that contributes to your classroom or informal science program efforts, and that provides data that is useful to decision-makers of all backgrounds. Our website name is inspired not only by the "extreme" travel undertaken by ice core drillers and climate scientists, but also for the mindful explorations undertaken by you, your students or your colleagues as you engage with the resources provided here.

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