Message from the Director - Spring 2011

Dedication. Commitment. Diligence. Those words come to mind when watching the WAIS Divide ice core processing at NICL this summer. Staff, interns and students spend hours every day in the freezer at -24C measuring, cutting and repackaging the core for archiving and shipping to institutions for a multitude of analysis. They go about their work carefully and safely day after day. The enthusiasm of the group is remarkable and training of the next generation of scientists is taking place. Also helping spark the willingness of the group to endure the harsh working conditions, are ice core researchers visiting NICL and giving science talks to inspire the crew.