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In July of 2010, a team led by Peter Neff and Eric Steig from the University of Washington and Doug Clark from Western Washington University spent 26 days retrieving ice cores at Combatant Col, near Mt. Waddington, British Columbia, Canada.
By Peter Rejcek, Antarctic Sun Editor Courtesy:The Antarctic Sun, U.S. Antarctic Program
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 campus in the nearby suburb of Lakewood, about a dozen people are bundled up in thickly insulated Carhartt jumpsuits, wool caps, scarves and gloves.
The 2010 core processing line (CPL) was extremely successful. It was the most complex cut plan and the most ice (~1,365 meters) that the U.S. ice core community has ever pushed through a CPL in a summer.
By Mark Twickler, NICL-Science Management Office, University of New Hampshire
As of November 1, 2010, NSF is providing 100% of the funds for the operation and maintenance of the National Ice Core Laboratory. The inter-agency agreement between NSF and the USGS, originally established in 1996, is still active although the USGS fiscal responsibilities have ceased.