Title: Processed and packaged - Last cores from WAIS Divide borehole go through NICL
Organization: United States Antarctic Program
Periodical: The Antarctic Sun

It took a month to prepare for a week's worth of work at the National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL) in Lakewood, Colo. It was a long time in coming.

But the final sections of ice core from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide were sliced and diced in mid-June, with samples of ancient ice destined for labs across the country to analyze the paleoclimate record. About 75 meters of ice were processed through NICL after the hole was deepened this past field season.

Year: 2012