Throughout the month of July, a scientific expedition will take place on Peru’s Huascarán snowy mountain led by professionals from Peru and the United State.
“A group of specialists from the National Institute of Glacier and Mountain Ecosystems Research (Inaigem) and researchers from Ohio State University, in the United States, will embark on the Huascarán mountain, located in the Ancash region, according to the Ministry of the Environment (Minam)”, Perú 21 informed.
The Huascarán is a tropical glacier that is at risk of extinction. This expedition is looking to drill into the glacier’s ice until they reach the bedrock to carry out a series of studies.
“The expedition costs almost $1.5 million US dollars and is financed by the National Science Foundation of the United States”, the aforementioned media said.
The studies are expected to reveal the atmosphere’s chemistry, temperature, human activity, the Amazon’s biodiversity and episodes of the El Niño Phenomenon and volcanic eruptions in the Andes during the last 20,000 years.