By Joe Souney, Operations Manager, WAIS Divide Science Coordination Office (SCO)
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide Ice Core project is progressing very well. In June we processed the top 110 meters of the main ice core drilled during the 2006/2007 field season at the National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL) in Denver, CO.
In late 2006, a team from the University of Washington visited the WAIS Divide field camp in West Antarctica to investigate the distribution of annual-scale layers upstream of the WAIS Divide ice coring site. This upstream area is of considerable importance for the WAIS Divide ice core because this is where all of the ice found in the ice core originally fell as snow.
By Geoffrey Haines-Stiles, Project Director, PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE & the LIVE FROM specials
POLAR-PALOOZA, an innovative public education and outreach initiative supported by both NSF and NASA, successfully presented a special “sneak preview” of its national tour: “Stories from a Changing Planet”, on Saturday October 13th at ASTC 2007--the annual conference of the Association of Science-Technology Centers.
By Mark Twickler, NICL-Science Management Office, University of New Hampshire
As autumn rolls in, investigators from this year’s Arctic program have completed their fieldwork and are busy analyzing samples and data. It was a successful field season at Summit Station and two projects recovered ice cores.