Images of ice core sections that have been processed at the U.S. National Ice Core LaboratoryEntry ID: NICL_Ice_Core_Image
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.
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE
PALEOCLIMATE > ICE CORE RECORDS > ICE CORE AIR BUBBLES
PALEOCLIMATE > ICE CORE RECORDS > PARTICULATE MATTER
PALEOCLIMATE > ICE CORE RECORDS > VOLCANIC DEPOSITS
PALEOCLIMATE > ICE CORE RECORDS
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE IMAGERY
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW STRATIGRAPHY
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS
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.
Data Set Progress
Email: kenm at dri.edu
DRI-DEES 2215 Raggio Parkway
Province or State: NV
Postal Code: 89512
Phone: 814 863-1700
Email: ralley at geosc.psu.edu
Pennsylvania State University Department of Geosciences 517 Deike Building
City: University Park
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 16802
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: 2010-07-09