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Last updated 2:40 PM on 28 June 2013

Recently a group of interested Year 9 students had to opportunity to participate in a Q and A session with Dr Andrew Smith, an ANSTO scientist who is currently living on the ice in Greenland.   Dr Smith is collecting ice cores from his study area in order to measure carbon dioxide levels from the past, and his data is being used by scientists across the world to better understand global warming. Our photos show  Michael and Jimmy speaking via satellite phone to Dr Smith. The topics covered ranged from technical questions about how the ice is analysed, to the aurora borealis, to what a typical day is like for a scientist camping on the ice.

Caringbah High student talking to Dr Andrew Smith in GreenlandCaringbah High student talking to Dr Andrew Smith in Greenland