Finding clues to Earth's past climate in stalagmites
Stalagmites and stalactites hold clues to the Earth’s past climate and were one of the archives used by researchers to find out more about the 1430s climate. Here climate scientists Dominik Fleitmann (who took part in the study) and Anamaria Häuselmann drill a calcite core in a stalagmite from Milandre Cave in Switzerland to verify its age and calcite quality before taking the sample to the laboratory.
Credit: Adam Hasenfratz
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