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Images of ice core sections that have been processed at the U.S. National Ice Core Laboratory
Entry ID: NICL_Ice_Core_Image


Summary
Abstract: The dataset is comprised of optical images of ice core sections that were acquired with a digital line-scan camera in the cold room facility at the U.S. National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL). Ice core sections are archival cuts which have are rough-out rounds of ice with a single plane cut along one side. Illumation is provided to the sides of the ice section using fiberoptic light guides connected to a 1000W xenon light source. Original image resolution varies, generally in the range of 0.05 to 0.1 mm.

This record is associated with the following collaborative research efforts - National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs Award numbers: OPP-0230149 at the Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, the University of Nevada Desert Research Institute and OPP-0229609 Department of Geosciences, and Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, The Pennsylvania State University.

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Description: The Division of Earth & Ecosystem Sciences (DEES) is a remarkably diverse collection of scientists, with a range of research interests and expertise that challenges any simple categorization or single research focus. In broadest terms, DEES scientists all contribute to a greater understanding of the history and processes affecting landscapes, the earth's surface, and its living inhabitants.


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Description: Penn State Ice and Climate Research integrates glaciology, seismology, modelling and climatalogy. Our mission is to unite Penn State’s polar researchers under one roof, encourage new interdisciplinary projects, establish an internationally-respected Fellow position, establish a vibrant and dynamic web presence for Polar studies at PSU, and act as an interface to the CReSIS Science and Technology Center.


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Description: National Ice Core Laboratory


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Description: The National Ice Core Laboratory-Science Management Office (NICL-SMO)The NICL-SMO is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs and serves as the primary point of contact for scientists interested in access to ice cores. NICL-SMO's primary role is the facilitation of the Ice Core Working Group (ICWG). The ICWG consists of members selected from the scientific community and investigates issues pertaining to ice core science.


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > GREENLAND
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >ICE CORE AIR BUBBLES    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >PARTICULATE MATTER    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >VOLCANIC DEPOSITS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW STRATIGRAPHY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Instrument
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Project
GISP2 >Greenland Ice Sheet Project II    [Information]
NSF/PLR >Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation    [Information]
WAISCORES >West Antarctic Ice Sheet Cores    [Information]


Quality
Ice section quality varies along the core. Most images are of archival cuts which have a rough, rounded backside that affects brightness. There is some drop off in lighting at the ends of each section.


Keywords
scanner
scans
image
ice core
stratigraphy


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
United States National Ice Core Laboratory


Data Center
National Ice Core Laboratory Science Management Office, Climate Change Research Center, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, University of New Hampshire    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.nicl-smo.sr.unh.edu/index.html
Dataset ID: NICL Ice Core Imagery

Data Center Personnel
Name: GEOFFREY HARGREAVES
Phone: (303) 202-4830
Fax: (303) 202-4845
Email: nicl at sedproc.cr.usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. National Ice Core Laboratory
USGS MS-975
Box 25046
DFC
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225
Country: USA


Personnel
KENNETH CHRISTIAN MCGWIRE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 775-673-7324
Fax: 775-673-7485
Email: kenm at dri.edu
Contact Address:
DRI-DEES
2215 Raggio Parkway
City: Reno
Province or State: NV
Postal Code: 89512
Country: USA


RICHARD B ALLEY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 814 863-1700
Email: ralley at geosc.psu.edu
Contact Address:
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Geosciences
517 Deike Building
City: University Park
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 16802
Country: USA


Publications/References
McGwire, K.C., G.M. Hargreaves, R.B. Alley, T.J. Popp, D.B. Reusch, M.K. Spencer and K.C. Taylor, "An Integrated System for Optical Imaging of Ice Cores", Cold Regions Science and Technology, in review.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-06-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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