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Tibet glaciers drilled for climate change research by Chinese scientists

Scientists claim that they have drilled into the glacier to collect almost 400-metre ice samples for research into climate change.


Tibet glaciers drilled for climate change research by Chinese scientists
Scientists from China have drilled into a glacier in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau for climate change research.(Representational image)

New Delhi: Scientists from China have drilled into a glacier in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau for climate change research.

Scientists claim that they have drilled into the glacier to collect almost 400-metre ice samples for research into climate change.

Under the project led by Yao Tandong, an academician with the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, it took the team 40 days to collect the ice samples from the top of the Dund Glacier.

The scientists took three ice samples with a total length of 396 metres drilling from an altitude of 5,320 metres above the sea level on top of the glacier, and another three samples of 45 metres-long in total from an altitude of 4,950 metres above the sea level, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The samples have been sent to the institute's lab in Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region.

They also set up a meteorological station at the top of the glacier.

(With PTI inputs)

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