By Linda Morris, Dartmouth College/U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office
When the U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office was in need of a host site for its new "School of Ice" professional development workshop last June, Denver's National Ice Core Laboratory was a natural choice.
On June 12, 2015, an international research team completed the drilling of a new ~100,000 year long ice core through the ice cap on the Renland peninsula in the Scoresbysund fjord in Eastern Greenland.
Over the last several months the NSF Division of Polar Programs has appointed new program directors within Antarctic Earth Sciences, Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems, Arctic System Science, and Antarctic Research Facilities and Special Projects.
By Mike Lucibella, Antarctic Sun Editor
Courtesy: The Antarctic Sun, U.S. Antarctic Program
To the casual observer, mid-June may not seem like the ideal time to explore the science of ancient ice. However, last month, as the hot sun beat down outside, a dozen geoscience professors donned boots and thick red parkas to brave sub-zero freezers and learn the secrets embedded in ice many thousands of years old, from the coldest places on Earth.