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

SPRING 2011

Paul Rose coordinates helicopter support on Taylor Glacier, Antarctica

Searching for Ancient Air on the Taylor Glacier

By Thomas Bauska, Oregon State University
Around 11,500 years ago the methane content of the atmosphere increased by about 50% in as little as 200 years. Read More →
John Higgins, Nicole Spaulding and Andrei Kurbatov approach a shallow drill site in the Allan Hills during the 2009-2010 field season

The Ultimate Classroom: Fieldwork at Allan Hills, Antarctica provides lifetime of learning

By Nicole Spaulding, University of Maine
When I was asked to write about my experience working in the Allan Hills, I could scarcely think of where to begin: the beauty? the wind? Read More →
Richard Nunn, NICL Assistant Curator, talks about the NICL and ice cores to the Geology Club of Metropolitan State College during a February 4, 2011 tour of the facility

NICL Update

By Betty Adrian, Acting Technical Director, NICL
It's midsummer in Denver, and the city has been baking under a heat wave for a couple of months. But in one small corner of the sprawling Denver Federal Center... Read More →
Photo of Lacey Fischer inside the NICL facility

A Story Captured in Ice

By Daniel J. Vaccaro, Regis University
Essentially, it goes something like this. The story of our world is written in snow. Or more specifically in the layers of deposited snow that fall each year in the high and cold places of the planet, which eventually compact into ice and form glaciers. Read More →
The WAIS Divide Ice Core project completed major coring operations on January 28, 2011, after five years of work, reaching a target depth of 3,331 meters making the WAIS Divide ice core the deepest U.S. ice core ever drilled and the second deepest ice core ever collected

WAIS Divide Ice Core Update

By Joe Souney, WAIS Divide Ice Core Project SCO
After a ~16-day weather delay, RPSC opened WAIS Divide via a Basler on November 8 with a seven person put-in team. Read More →
Image of table of recently funded projects

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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