TALos Dome Ice CorE

The TALos Dome Ice CorE (TALDICE) is a European ice core research project (Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom) aimed at retrieving an ice core reaching back through the previous two interglacials (about 250,000 years), from a peripheral dome of East Antarctica. Logistical support was provided by the Italian Antarctic Programme (Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide). TALDICE ice core analysis will contribute to decipher climate change mechanisms and will help to explain past, present and future climate trends. The results obtained at Talos Dome will complement, verify, and augment the palaeorecords collected at the "near-coastal sites" EPICA-DML, Berkner Island, Taylor Dome, Siple Dome and Law Dome DSS etc., and at other Antarctic deep drilling sites (EPICA-Dome C, Vostok, Dome Fuji). As such, it would be a significant contribution to the International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences 40,000 years network: a bipolar record of climate forcing and response.