El’gygytgyn Lake Scientific Drilling Project

Over 50 scientists from 4 countries are engaged in studies of the sediments from Lake El'gygytgyn, located in remote northeast Russia to recover hundreds of meters of lake sediment and impact breccia that will provide new insights into the climate evolution of the Arctic and the formation of the crater. The completion of the project in early May 2009 marks the end of years of challenging logistical planning and the development of international partnerships to share in the scientific goals of the project and the beginning of years of data analysis and understanding of our earth's climate. Lake El'gygytgyn, located 100 km (62 miles) north of the Arctic Circle (67°30' N, 172°05' E), was created 3.6 Million years ago (Ma) by a meteorite impact.
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Friday, May 1, 2009
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College of Natural Sciences/Geosciences

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