NEWSLETTER OF THE NATIONAL ICE CORE LABORATORY - SCIENCE MANAGEMENT OFFICE
NEWSLETTER OF THE NICL - SCIENCE MANAGEMENT OFFICE
NICL-SMO NEWSLETTER

FALL 2008

Image of Eric Kelsey and Cameron Wake collecing snowpit samples from the Upper Yetna Glacier. Photo: Karl Kreutz

Uncovering Denali

By Eric Kelsey and Cameron Wake, Univ. New Hampshire
While long-term climate variability in central Alaska has been mapped, high-resolution records of Holocene climate variability have been lacking from central Alaska. However, a collaboration of scientists from New England is working to recover valuable information from the ice in Denali National Park. Read More →
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International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition (ITASE) Synthesis Workshop

Changing global climate is forcing scientists to vigorously test the existing paradigms and to find improved evidence of how the climate system really works at various time scales. Read More →
A Girls on Ice instructor examines a single ice crystal

Girls on Ice: Using "Immersion" to Teach "Fluency" in Science

By Erin Pettit, University of Alaska
Each year, a new Girls on Ice team spends eight days exploring glaciated Mt. Baker in Washington State guided by myself, mountaineer Cecelia Mortonson, and a third (rotating) instructor. The nine teenage girls on the team learn not only about alpine geology, glaciology, and mountaineering, but they also challenge themselves and gain self-confidence in their physical, intellectual, and social abilities. Read More →
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USGS Intends to Continue NICL Operations

By Randy Schumann, USGS
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Director Mark Myers has informed NSF's Office of Polar Programs that USGS intends to continue to operate the National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL) for the foreseeable future. Read More →
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Message from the Director

By Mark Twickler, NICL-Science Management Office, University of New Hampshire
As part of its internal strategic planning, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently evaluated its long-term commitment to operate the National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL). Read More →
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Recently Funded Projects

View the projects related to ice core research that have been funded by the National Science Foundation since the last issue of In-Depth was published. Read More →

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