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February 21, 2014
SCAR
Scientific Highlights for SCAR Standing Groups - IDPO

Attention Ice Drilling and WAIS Divide Ice Core Colleagues -

IF YOU HAVE ANY RECENT RESULTS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON ANTARCTIC RESEARCH (SCAR) TO BE AWARE OF, PLEASE SEND THE INFORMATION TO THE MOST APPROPRIATE MEMBER OF ONE OF THE SCAR STANDING GROUPS (either the Standing Scientific Group on Geosciences or the Standing Group on Physical Sciences):

http://www.scar.org/researchgroups/physicalscience/
http://www.scar.org/researchgroups/geoscience/

----- Message from Berry Lyons -----
We are looking for scientific "highlights" over the past year from each of the Standing Groups to present to the Treaty Parties at the upcoming meeting. So now is the time to advertise the great science that is being done by US scientists and subsidiary groups. Please send me a paragraph (a few sentences) and references/citations, where possible, about your work/results. Please respond by the end of the month to one of the SSG members mentioned below. These are your representatives to the SCAR Standing Scientific Groups.

Thanks very much in advance
http://www.scar.org/researchgroups/geoscience/

Berry

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March 8, 2013
The Antarctic Sun
SPICE-ing it up - Peter Rejcek

New project plans to retrieve South Pole ice core beginning in 2014-15



 
January 4, 2013
Antarctic Sun
Copy that - Peter Rejcek

WAIS Divide team drills historic replicate ice core in West Antarctica



 
January 13, 2012
The Antarctic Sun
The Last Core - Peter Rejcek

WAIS Divide deepens borehole for research into climate change



 
January 1, 2012
WAIS Divide SCO
WAIS Divide Ice Core Completed!!!! - WAIS Divide Science Coordination Office (SCO)

HUGE event at WAIS Divide this week. The hole was deepened to its final depth of 3405 m (as measured with the drill cable). It was a stressful week with long shifts, tense moments, little sleep, and the end of a ten-year effort to get the core.



 
December 21, 2011
SCAR
Global and Regional Climate Signals from Ice Cores, 2012 SCAR Open Science Conference :: 16-19 July 2012, Portland, OR - Ed Brook, Tas van Ommen, Rachael Rhodes

Global and Regional Climate Signals from Ice Cores
2012 SCAR Open Science Conference
16-19 July 2012
Portland, OR

Ice cores provide information about past climate and environmental conditions on time scales from decades to hundreds of millennia, and direct records of the composition of the atmosphere. As such, they are cornerstones of global change research. For example, ice cores play a central role in showing how closely climate and greenhouse gas concentrations were linked in the past, and in demonstrating that very abrupt climate switches can occur. In this session we invite contributions to our understanding of regional and global climate from Antarctic cores, on all time and spatial scales. Presentations on methods of climate reconstruction, and presentations that address the relationship of Antarctic climate with global or large scale regional climate are also welcome.

Meeting Web Site: http://scar2012.geol.pdx.edu/
Abstract Submission: http://www.scar.org/abstracts/submit.html (requires making an account first)
Abstract Deadline: February 15, 2012



 
September 2, 2011
The Antarctic Sun
Getting to the bottom - Peter Rejcek

NICL team processes deepest ice from WAIS Divide project



 
July 22, 2011
The Antarctic Sun
On the surface - Peter Rejcek

Scientists find old ice for climate studies at top of Antarctic glacier



 
July 20, 2011
IPICS
IPICS First Open Science Conference :: 1-5 October 2012, Giens, France - IPICS

The first Open Science Conference of the International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) will be held from 1-5 October 2012 at the beautiful setting of the Belembra club, situated on the border of the Mediterranean Sea in one of the best spots of the French C??te d'Azur.

The objective of the conference is to present, discuss and put into perspective the most recent results of past and current ice core drilling projects (deep drillings such as EPICA, WAIS Divide, NEEM, TALDICE,... but also shallow drillings) in Antarctica and Greenland. Other ice core drilling projects conducted in non-polar glaciers or in other Arctic sites are also welcome. The four IPICS white papers will structure the conference programme. Gathering mostly ice core scientists, the conference expects to also attract researchers working on other paleoclimate archives as well as paleoclimate modelers and glaciologists.

For more information, please visit the conference web site at:
http://www.ipics2012.org/



 
March 11, 2011
The Antarctic Sun
Extreme environment - Peter Rejcek

Scientists drill into frozen Lake Vida to explore its unusual biology, chemistry and history



 
January 31, 2011
The Antarctic Sun
Deep core complete - Peter Rejcek

WAIS Divide project finishes five-year effort to retrieve 3,331 meters of ice



 
January 27, 2011
WAIS Divide SCO
3,330 Meters Is Reached at WAIS Divide - WAIS Divide Science Coordination Office (SCO)

Dear WAIS Divide Enthusiast -

We are ELATED to pass along the fantastic news that the WAIS Divide Ice Core project has reached its goal this year of drilling 3,330 meters into the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. We just received notice from the camp that this goal was achieved at 12:24 PM on January 28, 2011 local time (6:24 PM, January 27, 2011 EST), with a final borehole depth of 3,329.956 meters. This is the second deepest ice core ever collected and could not have been achieved without the resources, dedication, commitment, perseverance and comradely of hundreds of people.

We at the WAIS Divide Science Coordination Office, on behalf of the science community, want to sincerely thank everyone for their help and support in recovering this monumental ice core. Without you, we wouldn't be at this point today. Please join us now in a toast celebrating this historic accomplishment!

Cheers,

Ken Taylor - Chief Scientist (and currently at WAIS Divide)
Mark Twickler
Joe Souney



 


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