- In-Depth Newsletter
- Fall 2011
By Peter Rejcek, Antarctic Sun Editor
Courtesy: The Antarctic Sun, U.S. Antarctic Program
Mick Sternberg had literally made the same measurement a thousand times before. But this meter-long ice core was perhaps just a little more special.
By Betty Adrian, Acting Technical Director, NICL
On October 20, 2011 the NICL refrigeration system was officially cooled using the new backup evaporative condenser unit (ECU-2).
On 28 September 2011, NSF awarded CH2M HILL the Arctic Research Support and Logistics Contract to provide research support and logistics services for NSF-sponsored research in the Arctic.
By Joe Souney, Ice Drilling Program Office
Replicate coring is the act of deviating out of an existing borehole to collect additional ice samples from depth intervals of particular interest.
The U.S. National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL) houses approximately 17,000 meters of ice cores recovered from Greenland and Antarctica that are available for study.
By Mark Twickler, NICL-Science Management Office, University of New Hampshire
2011, what a remarkable year for U.S ice coring. WAIS Divide reached a milestone at 3,331 meters depth, creating the deepest ice core ever drilled by the U.S. and the second deepest ice core ever drilled by any group.