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Saturday, June 13, 2009

United States National Ice Core Laboratory, Denver, Colorado

Ice-cores collected from drill-sites all over the world, including Greenland and Antarctica are brought here to be processed and archived. It is -22 C in there! Cores are stored at -35 C.! Atmospheric carbon dioxide preserved in layers of ice deposited yearly in these cores help scientists to construct paleotemperature curves for the last million years or so. Note the Alaska Flag hanging from the ceiling !!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Hailstorm, Denver

Not 5 minutes after we stepped into the front door of our hotel in Denver, the sky let loose with a whopping hailstorm. Little did we know that two tornadoes touched down just outside of Denver (10 miles away) at about the same time as these images were taken. We were hanging out the window of our room, getting pelted with hail and taking photos.

Sunday, June 7, 2009