An NSF facility for storing, curating, and studying ice cores from the glaciated regions of the world
The National Science Foundation Ice Core Facility (NSF-ICF) — formerly the National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL) — is a facility for storing, curating, and studying meteoric ice cores recovered from the glaciated regions of the world. NSF-ICF provides scientists with the capability to conduct examinations and measurements on ice cores, and it preserves the integrity of these ice cores in a long-term repository for future investigations.
Requests for samples from NSF-ICF are coordinated through the Science Director. Samples are available to any qualified investigator, but NSF-funded investigators may be given priority to certain core sections. Investigators must complete the SAMPLE REQUEST/FACILITY USE FORM and email it to the SMO at least four weeks in advance of their proposal submission deadline if the investigator plans to:
Learn about the NSF-ICF facility, what we do at NSF-ICF, our location, and our contact information.
Learn about requesting samples, storing ice cores, using NSF-ICF, and scheduling a sample visit.
Learn about ice cores, what we do at NSF-ICF, how ice cores are drilled, and watch videos about ice cores.