In May of 2013, a collaborative team led by Erich Osterberg, Cameron Wake, and Karl Kreutz returned to Denali National Park to collect two ice cores to bedrock from the Central Alaska Range, completing a campaign 6 years in the making.
By Eric Kelsey and Cameron Wake, Univ. New Hampshire
While long-term climate variability in central Alaska has been mapped, high-resolution records of Holocene climate variability have been lacking from central Alaska. However, a collaboration of scientists from New England is working to recover valuable information from the ice in Denali National Park.
From: The scope of science for the International Polar Year 2007-2008, Executive Summary, February 2007
The International Polar Year 2007–2008 will be the largest internationally coordinated research program in 50 years. It will be an intensive period of interdisciplinary science focused on the Arctic and the Antarctic.