South Pole Ice Core

FOR SCIENTISTS

Science Proposals / Sample Requests

U.S. investigators submitting proposals requiring ice from the South Pole ice core must contact the South Pole ice core Science Coordination Office (SCO) prior to submitting. The SCO will provide a letter for inclusion with the proposals, assessing whether the ice core request is consistent with the South Pole ice core operation plan. To initiate the process, investigators should submit a SAMPLE REQUEST FORM to the SCO. Sample requests may take up to 6 weeks to process depending on the complexity of the request and other workloads.

If the SCO approves your Sample Request, the SCO will provide you with a Letter of Support stating that your proposal is consistent with the South Pole ice core operation plan. ** The Letter of Support needs to be submitted with your NSF proposal. **

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Metadata Form

In an effort to standardize the information that is collected at the time of data submission to the South Pole ice core SCO we have created a standardized METADATA FORM. Every time you submit a dataset to the SCO you must also submit a completed Metadata Form. If you have questions about how to fill out the form, contact Joe Souney.

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Schedule

schedule for south pole 1500 m ice core project

Figure 2. Generalized schedule for the South Pole ice core project. Download schedule


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Existing South Pole Cores in NICL's Inventory

There are a lot of shallow firn and ice cores from the South Pole available in the NICL archive. If you are interested in samples from any of these cores, send an email to the NICL-Science Management Office at nicl.smo 'at' unh.edu.

SOUTH POLE 04 HOLE 2

Top 0.00  m
Bottom 40.775  m
Core Diameter 10.2  cm
# Tubes in Inventory 31
# Tubes Drilled 41
Method Electromechanical
Tube Length 1  m
Drillers ICDS
Drill Fluid Dry
Years Drilled 2004
Original PI /
Current Contact
Jihong Cole-Dai /
NICL-SMO
University or Affiliate South Dakota State University /
University of New Hampshire

SOUTH POLE 04 HOLE 3

Top 0.00  m
Bottom 39.835  m
Core Diameter 10.2  cm
# Tubes in Inventory 38
# Tubes Drilled 40
Method Electromechanical
Tube Length 1  m
Drillers ICDS
Drill Fluid Dry
Years Drilled 2004
Original PI /
Current Contact
Jihong Cole-Dai /
NICL-SMO
University or Affiliate South Dakota State University /
University of New Hampshire

SOUTH POLE 04 HOLE 4

Top 0.00  m
Bottom 39.835  m
Core Diameter 10.2  cm
# Tubes in Inventory 38
# Tubes Drilled 40
Method Electromechanical
Tube Length 1  m
Drillers ICDS
Drill Fluid Dry
Years Drilled 2004
Original PI /
Current Contact
Jihong Cole-Dai /
NICL-SMO
University or Affiliate South Dakota State University /
University of New Hampshire

SOUTH POLE 04 HOLE 5

Top 0.00  m
Bottom 181.59  m
Core Diameter 10.2  cm
# Tubes in Inventory 163
# Tubes Drilled 182
Method Electromechanical
Tube Length 1  m
Drillers ICDS
Drill Fluid Dry
Years Drilled 2004
Original PI /
Current Contact
Jihong Cole-Dai /
NICL-SMO
University or Affiliate South Dakota State University /
University of New Hampshire

SOUTH POLE 04 HOLE 6

Top 0.00  m
Bottom 101.545  m
Core Diameter 10.2  cm
# Tubes in Inventory 87
# Tubes Drilled 101
Method Electromechanical
Tube Length 1  m
Drillers ICDS
Drill Fluid Dry
Years Drilled 2004
Original PI /
Current Contact
Jihong Cole-Dai /
NICL-SMO
University or Affiliate South Dakota State University /
University of New Hampshire
 

SOUTH POLE 01 HOLE 1

Top 0.57  m
Bottom 122.91  m
Core Diameter 8.0  cm
# Tubes in Inventory 49
# Tubes Drilled 128
Method Electromechanical
Tube Length 1  m
Drillers
Drill Fluid Dry
Years Drilled 2001
Original PI /
Current Contact
Michael Bender /
NICL-SMO
University or Affiliate Princeton /
University of New Hampshire

SOUTH POLE 01 HOLE 2

Top 0.47  m
Bottom 121.78  m
Core Diameter 8.0  cm
# Tubes in Inventory 114
# Tubes Drilled 125
Method Electromechanical
Tube Length 1  m
Drillers
Drill Fluid Dry
Years Drilled 2001
Original PI /
Current Contact
Michael Bender /
NICL-SMO
University or Affiliate Princeton /
University of New Hampshire

SPRESSO 02

Top 0  m
Bottom 291.26  m
Core Diameter 10.2  cm
# Tubes in Inventory 128
# Tubes Drilled 293
Method Electromechanical
Tube Length 1  m
Drillers Ice Coring and Drilling Services
Drill Fluid Dry
Years Drilled 2001/2
Original PI /
Current Contact
Kent Anderson /
NICL-SMO
University or Affiliate USGS /
University of New Hampshire

SOUTH POLE 2

Top 0  m
Bottom 123.4  m
Core Diameter 10  cm
# Tubes in Inventory 115
# Tubes Drilled 124
Method Electromechanical
Tube Length 1  m
Drillers PICO-Dave Giles
Drill Fluid Dry
Years Drilled 1994
Original PI /
Current Contact
Michael Bender /
NICL-SMO
University or Affiliate Princeton University /
University of New Hampshire

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