Allan Hills

General Information

Large-diameter (24.1 cm) cores (CMC03) drilled with the Blue Ice Drill during PI John Higgins' 2019-2020 field season are currently stored at the NSF-ICF. Smaller diameter (3-inch) cores are also archived. The cores are from the blue ice areas at Allan Hills. For information on the cores available, please contact the NSF-ICF Science Management Office.

  • 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.