By Air Force Master Sgt. Catharine Schmidt, 109th Airlift Wing
With 10 of the world's only ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules aircraft, commonly referred to as a Skibird, the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing is able to provide the airlift needed to get to remote locations in Antarctica and Greenland in support of the National Science Foundation.
Desert Research Institute Press Release
Researchers find new evidence that large volcanic eruptions were responsible for cold temperature extremes recorded since early Roman times.
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.
By Luke Trusel, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Greenland is melting. Over recent decades, this melt has accelerated and so have contributions from the Greenland Ice Sheet to global sea level.
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.
NSF Press Release 14-057
NSF-funded researchers say the massive ice sheet has fixed the landscape in place, rather than scouring it away.
By Olivia Maselli, Desert Research Institute
In May 2013 a group of 4 researchers from the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada and Oregon State University, travelled to the far north east of the Greenland ice sheet and spent 3 weeks at the remote site in order to drill two adjacent ice cores.
On 28 September 2011, NSF awarded CH2M HILL the Arctic Research Support and Logistics Contract to provide research support and logistics services for NSF-sponsored research in the Arctic.
By Brent Christner, Louisiana State University
Explorations for life in Earth's deep terrestrial and oceanic subsurface have revealed an astonishing reality: most of the microbes on Earth exist deep within the planet's crust.
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.
Press Release 09-158, National Science Foundation
A new international research effort on the Greenland ice sheet with the University of Colorado at Boulder as the lead U.S. institution set a record for single-season deep ice-core drilling this summer, recovering more than a mile of ice core.
By Martha Conklin, University of California–Merced and Nanna Nyholm, U.S. Embassy Copenhagen, Denmark
Under the auspices of the Greenland-Denmark-United States Joint Committee, the Nordic/ Baltic Environment Science & Technology Hub—based out of the U.S. Embassy Copenhagen—sponsored a unique Arctic science trip for Danish, Greenlandic, and U.S. high school science students and teachers to Greenland's inland ice sheet.
By Joseph Souney, NICL-SMO, University of New Hampshire
The goal of NEEM (North Greenland Eemian ice drilling) is to obtain a complete ice core record of the climate from the last interglacial period, called the Eemian, in Greenland. In Greenland, the Eemian was several degrees C warmer than today.
By Jihong Cole-Dai and Alyson Lanciki, South Dakota State University
A team of scientists and engineers spent six weeks, from June to mid-July of 2007, at Summit Station, Greenland to drill ice cores for an atmospheric chemistry research project.
By James White, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado
The NEEM (North Eemian) project is a new, 3km long, deep ice core in northern Greenland. This ice core will help us understand past environments and climates, and by improving that understanding, better enable us to predict the conditions of future climates.
By Mark Twickler, University of New Hampshire
In March, 2004 the National Science Foundation supported a workshop proposal submitted by National Ice Core Laboratory-Science Management Office to gather the world’s premier ice core scientists, engineers and drillers to establish a formal plan for utilizing the strengths and expertise of each nation to promote future ice core projects and to develop focused research objectives.
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.
By Rob Bauer, National Snow and Ice Data Center
The one stop gateway to ice core data is held at the Antarctic Glaciological Data Center (AGDC), the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, and the Arctic System Science Coordination Center (ARCSS).