Camp Century

General Information

The Camp Century ice core is a 10.8 cm diameter core drilled during 1963-1966 to 1390 m depth. Portions of the Camp Century core are at the NSF-ICF, however, NSF had no involvement in the collection of the core itself. Discontinuous sections are at the NSF-ICF, with some sections archived in Copenhagen. There are also two shallower cores drilled during 1961 and 1962 in inventory, and both of those cores are on the de-accession list.

Data
Publications
  • Beer J, Siegenthaler U, Bonani G, Finkel RC, Oeschger H, Suter M, Wölfli W (1988) Information on past solar activity and geomagnetism from 10Be in the Camp Century ice core. Nature 331, 675-679. https://doi.org/10.1038/331675a0
  • Bentley CR and Koci BR (2007) Drilling to the beds of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets: a review. Annals of Glaciology, 47, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.3189/172756407786857695
  • Christ AJ, Bierman PR, Schaefer JM, Dahl-Jensen D, Steffensen JP, Corbett LB, Peteet DM, Thomas EK, Steig EJ, Rittenour TM, Tison J-L, Blard P-H, Perdrial N, Dethier DP, Lini A, Hidy AJ, Caffee MW, Southon J (2021) A multimillion-year-old record of Greenland vegetation and glacial history preserved in sediment beneath 1.4 km of ice at Camp Century. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118 (13) e2021442118. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2021442118
  • Dansgaard W and Johnsen S (1969) A Flow Model and a Time Scale for the Ice Core from Camp Century, Greenland. Journal of Glaciology, 8(53), 215-223. https://doi.org/10.3189/S0022143000031208
  • Dansgaard W, Johnsen SJ, Møller J, Langway Jr CC. (1969) One Thousand Centuries of Climatic Record from Camp Century on the Greenland Ice Sheet. Science, 166(3903), 377-380. doi:10.1126/science.166.3903.377
  • Dansgaard W, Clausen HB, Gundestrup N, Hammer CU, Johnsen SF, Kristinsdottir PM, Reeh N (1982) A New Greenland Deep Ice Core. Science, 218, (4579), 1273-1277 doi:10.1126/science.218.4579.1273
  • Hansen BL and Langway Jr CC (1966) Deep core drilling in ice and core analysis at Camp Century, Greenland, 1961-66. Antarctic Journal of the United States, 1(5), 207-208. CRREL Report No: MP 163. ISSN: 0003-5335.
  • Johnsen SJ, Dahl‐Jensen D, Gundestrup N, Steffensen JP, Clausen HB, Miller H, Masson‐Delmotte V, Sveinbjörnsdottir AE, White J (2001) Oxygen isotope and palaeotemperature records from six Greenland ice‐core stations: Camp Century, Dye‐3, GRIP, GISP2, Renland and NorthGRIP. J. Quaternary Sci., 16, 299-307. https://doi.org/10.1002/jqs.622
  • Langway CC (2008) The history of early polar ice cores. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 52, 101-117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coldregions.2008.01.001
  • Neftel A, Oeschger H, Schwander J, Stauffer B, Zumbrunn R (1982) Ice core sample measurements give atmospheric CO2 content during the past 40,000 yr. Nature, 295, 220-223. https://doi.org/10.1038/295220a0
  • Voosen P (2019) Mud in storied ice core hints at a thawed Greenland. Science, 366 (6465), 556-557. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.366.6465.556