The Chief Scientist of the WAIS Divide ice core project is Dr. Kendrick Taylor of the Desert Research Institute.
Science Coordination Office
The Science Coordination Office (SCO), at the Desert Research Institute (Nevada System of Higher Education) and University of New Hampshire, coordinated the science, logistics, drilling, and sampling.
|Kendrick Taylor||Chief Scientist||Desert Research Institute, Nevada System of Higher Education||kendrick "at" dri "dot" edu|
|Mark Twickler||SCO Manager||Inst. of Earth, Oceans, and Space, University of New Hampshire||603.862.1991||mark "dot" twickler "at" unh "dot" edu|
|Joseph Souney||SCO Operations Manager||Inst. of Earth, Oceans, and Space, University of New Hampshire||603.862.0591||joseph "dot" souney "at" unh "dot" edu|
|Donald Voigt||SCO Field Representative||Dept. of Geosciences, Penn State University|
Funding was provided by the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) through the United States Antarctic Program. Logistics support for field operations was initially provided by Raytheon Polar Services Company and later by NSF's Antarctic Support Contractor. Air transport was provided by the 109th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard. Drilling support was provided by the Ice Drilling Program Office and the Ice Drilling Design and Operations group at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The core was sampled at the National Science Foundation - Ice Core Facility (NSF-ICF) — formerly the National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL) — in Denver, Colorado, and subsamples where sent to 17 individually funded institutions for analysis.
|Dr. Julie Palais||Glaciology Program Manager (retired)||National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs|
|Matthew Kippenhan||WAIS Divide Project Manager||Antarctic Support Contactor|
|Kristina Slawny||Program Director||Ice Drilling Design & Operations|
|Geoff Hargreaves||Curator||National Science Foundation - Ice Core Facility|
The Executive Committee, which consisted of seven principal investigators elected by all of the WAIS Divide principal investigators, assisted in the management of the project. The Executive Committee provided advice to the SCO on various issues related to the priorities and organization of the project, assisted in the preparation and review of documents related to the project, acted as spokespeople for the project at meetings and with the media, and helped resolve any issues that developed related to publications and sample allocation.
|Dr. Kendrick Taylor (Chief Scientist/Chair)||Desert Research Institute|
|Dr. Richard B. Alley||Penn State|
|Dr. Edward J. Brook||Oregon State University|
|Dr. Joseph R. McConnell||Desert Research Institute|
|Dr. John C. Priscu||Montana State University|
|Dr. Jeffrey P. Severinghaus||Scripps Institution of Oceanography|
|Dr. James C. White||University of Colorado - Boulder|
The WAIS Divide ice core is archived at the National Science Foundation - Ice Core Facility (NSF-ICF) — formerly the National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL) — in Denver, CO. Refer to their website for information on how to request ice samples.