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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

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 ... View entire text
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Description: National Ice Core Laboratory

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.
Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01
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.
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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 Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: (303) 202-4830
Fax: (303) 202-4845
Email: nicl at
Contact Address:
U.S. National Ice Core Laboratory
Box 25046
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225
Country: USA
Phone: 775-673-7324
Fax: 775-673-7485
Email: kenm at
Contact Address:
2215 Raggio Parkway
City: Reno
Province or State: NV
Postal Code: 89512
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-06-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-08