Investigating Contaminants in Antarctic Ice

27 June 2019

Warren Cairns, from the Institute for the Dynamics of Environmental Processes, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, discusses his paleoclimatic research looking at contaminants in ice cores and his work investigating the exchange of mercury between snowpacks and the atmosphere in Antarctica. Ensuring his samples aren’t contaminated is a crucial part of Cairns’ work. Watch this video to find out more about his research and the essential pieces of technology that keep his samples contaminant free.