Allan Hills

General Information

Large-diameter (24.1 cm) cores drilled with the Blue Ice Drill are stored at the NSF-ICF. Smaller diameter (3-inch) cores are also archived. The cores are from the blue ice areas at Allan Hills. The Center for Oldest Ice Exploration (COLDEX) is managing access to the Allan Hills ice cores archived at the NSF-ICF, including the Allan Hills cores collected prior to the COLDEX STC funding. For information on the Allan Hills cores available, please contact COLDEX at coldexinfo at oregonstate dot edu.

  • Higgins JA, Kurbatov AV, Spaulding NE, Brook E, Introne DS, Chimiak LM, Yan Y, Mayewski PA, Bender ML (2015) Atmospheric composition 1 million years ago from blue ice in the Allan Hills, Antarctica. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112 (22), 6887-6891.
  • Yan Y, Bender ML, Brook EJ, Clifford HM, Kemeny PC, Kurbatov AV, Mackay S, Mayewski PA, Ng J, Severinghaus JP, Higgins JA (2019) Two-million-year-old snapshots of atmospheric gases from Antarctic ice. Nature 574, 663-666.