Announcing 2nd US Ice Core Open Science Meeting

The second annual US Ice Core Open Science Meeting will be held May 8-10, 2023, at the beautiful Center for Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.

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Registration is Open for the May 24-26 Ice Core Open Science Meeting

Registration is now open for the Ice Core Open Science Meeting at Scripps, May 24-26, 2022.

To register, please use the following link:

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US Ice Core Open Science Meeting, May 24-26, 2022

We are delighted to announce the first annual US Ice Core Open Science Meeting.

The meeting will be held May 24-26, 2022, at the beautiful Scripps Seaside Forum at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. It will also be possible to attend online.

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Ice Core Early Career Researchers Workshop

We would like to bring to your attention the Ice Core Early Career Researchers Workshop (ICECReW) sponsored by the U.S. Drilling Program!

We hope you will share this opportunity with your students, postdocs, and colleagues.

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Webinar Events and Community Workshop

Informational Webinars

In preparation for the Community Workshop & Science Planning Meeting in May, there are two informational webinars on March 23 and March 31 that include Q&A sessions. The goal is to provide background on the project and answer questions that will enable interested participants to contribute more fully to the meeting in May.

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NSF-funded deep ice core to be drilled at Hercules Dome, Antarctica

Outlet: UW News

Antarctica’s next deep ice core, drilling down to ice from 130,000 years ago, will be carried out by a multi-institutional U.S. team at Hercules Dome, a location hundreds of miles from today’s coastline and a promising site to provide key evidence about the possible last collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

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Where The Ice Layers Grow - Scientists Hunt For The Site Of The Next Deep U.S. Ice Core

Outlet: The Antarctic Sun

Hunting for the perfect patch of ice can be a herculean task.

Knut Christianson, of the University of Washington, spent three weeks with his research team in a barren and remote part of Antarctica, scouring the landscape for the perfect spot. The researchers think that the region, known as Hercules Dome, can help scientists predict the future of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, by digging up the secrets of its ancient past.

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NSF campaign will drill for ice capturing West Antarctica’s last collapse

Outlet: Science

Scientists have long suspected that 125,000 years ago, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapsed, drowning a world not much warmer than today in 3 meters of rising tides. But hard evidence of whether such a collapse occurred—and if it did, how fast the melt went—has remained scarce.

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The hunt for ancient ice that witnessed West Antarctica’s collapse

Outlet: Nature

From Nature: Sometime this month, scientists in Antarctica plan to start up their snowmobiles and begin radar surveys of a thick ridge of ice called Hercules Dome. The dome — which sits 400 kilometres from the South Pole, between East and West Antarctica — could provide crucial clues to the future of the continent’s vast ice sheet.

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