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(Greenland Ice Sheet Project)

A US drilling project that extracts ice cores from the Greenland ice sheet and uses them to obtain atmospheric and palaeoclimatological information. The first core reached bedrock at a depth of about 3000 m and in 1993 a second hole penetrated about 1.55 m into bedrock at a depth of 3053.44 m, about 30 km from GRIP.

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