Core recovery for the 2009/2010 drilling season ended as scheduled on January 25 at a bottom depth of 2560 meters. A total of 1049 meters of ice were drilled and the season's core quality was excellent.
Jackie Hams' essay on her visit to Antarctica is part of a project that studies ancient ice buried in the Dry Valleys, Antarctica. David Marchant of Boston University and Michael Bender of Princeton University are collaborators on the project that is collecting this old ice.
Exciting news from the North Eemian Ice Drilling (NEEM) project! According to reports from the NEEM field camp, they are now (as of July 18, 2010) at 2,491 meters depth, which means they are a mere ~70 meters from bedrock.
By Mark Twickler, NICL-Science Management Office, University of New Hampshire
The news coming out of the North Eemian Ice Drilling (NEEM) project in Greenland regarding reaching the Eemian is extraordinarily exciting. The Eemian ice core record has been sought after in the Northern Hemisphere ever since the days of deep core drilling at Camp Century in the early 1960s.