Ice core sample dating
The claims that layers of ice were formed 160,000 years ago or more come primarily from interpretation of ice cores in Antarctica (Jouzel, et al., 1987; Barnola, et al., l987).The Soviet Antarctic Expeditions at Vostok in East Antarctica recovered an ice core which was almost 7,000 feet long in a region where the total ice thickness is about 12,000 feet (Lorius, et al., 1979; Lorius, et al., 1985).
The Greenland ice sheet averages almost 4000 feet thick.Annual oscillations of such quantities are often evident in the record. Do they cause a problem for the recent-creation model of earth history? This article will show that the great ages reported for the bottom layers of ice sheets depend on assumed models of past climate and are not the result of direct counting of layers.An alternative model of recent glacier formation following the Flood described in Genesis will be suggested.The American National Ice Core Laboratory provides some information on how they store and keep ice cores. A synchronized dating of three Greenland ice cores throughout the Holocene.