Contact Us

NSF Ice Core Facility (NSF-ICF)

Technical Director

Lindsay Powers, PhD

Program Coordinator, National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program and National Capabilities
U.S. Geological Survey
Box 25046, Mail Stop 975
Denver, CO 80225
Phone: (303) 202-4828
E-mail: lpowers at usgs.gov

 

Curator

Geoffrey Hargreaves

National Science Foundation Ice Core Facility
Phone: (303) 202-4830
E-mail: nicl at usgs.gov

 

Assistant Curator

Richard Nunn

National Science Foundation Ice Core Facility
Phone: (303) 202-4830
E-mail: nicl at usgs.gov

NSF-ICF Science Management Office

Science Director

Mark Twickler

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Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space
Universty of New Hampshire
Morse Hall, 8 College Road
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-1991
E-mail: nicl.smo at unh.edu

Deputy Director

Joe Souney

Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space
Universty of New Hampshire
Morse Hall, 8 College Road
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-0591
E-mail: nicl.smo at unh.edu

 

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Antarctic Research Facilities and Special Projects

Mike Jackson, PhD

National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230
Phone: 1-703-292-8033
Email: mejackso at nsf.gov

 

Location & Address

NSF-ICF is centrally located at the Denver Federal Center, just south of the intersection of Kipling and 6th Avenues in Lakewood, Colorado. The lab's proximity to major transportation corridors and to the Denver International Airport ensures timely shipping and handling of ice cores arriving and departing the facility.

Shipping and FedEx Address
National Ice Core Laboratory
U.S. Geological Survey
One Denver Federal Center
Building 810, Entrance E-11, MS 975
Denver, CO 80225-0046

Mailing Address
National Ice Core Laboratory
MS-975, USGS
Box 25046, DFC
Denver, CO 80225-0046

39.7134684, -105.1258666

Directions from Denver International Airport

(Total trip time 35-50 minutes, depending on traffic)

Exit the airport south on Pena Boulevard, following signs for Interstate 70. Take I-70 west for approximately 10 miles to Interstate 25. Take I-25 south (following signs to Colorado Springs) for approximately 4.5 miles to 6th Avenue. Take 6th Avenue west for approximately 5.5 miles to Kipling Avenue. Take Kipling Avenue south to the second light at Gate 1 of the Denver Federal Center. Turn right into Gate 1. Be prepared to show picture identification at the gate. After clearing security, drive through the gate straight ahead (the road curves somewhat to the left) to the second stop sign. Turn left. As you turn you will see the first in a series of forest green signs (with white writing and a maroon top band) that will guide you around Building 810 to NICL. Follow these signs to Door S25. Parking is unrestricted.

 

Directions from Boulder, CO

(Total trip time 40-50 minutes, depending on traffic)

Take Broadway south out of Boulder. It becomes State Highway 92 and continues into Golden, eventually becoming 6th Avenue eastbound. Passing under Interstate 70, continue on 6th Avenue eastbound out of Golden to the Kipling Avenue south exit. Take Kipling Avenue south to the second light at Gate 1 of the Denver Federal Center. Turn right into Gate 1. Be prepared to show picture identification at the gate. After clearing security, drive through the gate straight ahead (the road curves somewhat to the left) to the second stop sign. Turn left. As you turn you will see the first in a series of forest green signs (with white writing and a maroon top band) that will guide you around Building 810 to NICL. Follow these signs to Door S25. Parking is unrestricted.

 

Boulder Colorado

Denver International Airport

NSF Ice Core Facility