The NSF- Ice Core Facility has started offering public tours on a limited basis as the spread of COVID-19 has lessened. Tour sizes are being held to 20 people or less once a week. If the CDC tracked transmission levels of COVID-19 in Jefferson County rise into orange, tours will be suspended until levels drop back to yellow or green. For more information about scheduling a tour, visit our Tours and Media page.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has supported U.S. ice core facilities for storing, curating, and studying meteoric ice cores recovered from the glaciated regions of the world for over four decades.
By Rachel Walker, freelance writer
Courtesy: Field Notes, Polar Field Services
In Mark Twickler's world, "small" is relative. When it comes to a new ice core drill that's being developed and tested by a team of specialized engineers from the Ice Drilling Design and Operations group, small means about 20,000 pounds.
As an undergraduate, I switched universities more than once in my search for the perfect major and program. I had plenty of enthusiasm for science, but very little focus – I had no idea what I wanted to study.