The U.S. National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) facility for storing, curating, and studying meteoric ice cores recovered from the glaciated regions of the world. NICL provides scientists with the capability to conduct examinations and measurements on ice cores, and it preserves the integrity of these ice cores in a long-term repository for future investigations. Over 8000 samples from around the globe attract world-class scientists and researchers.
We’ll also visit the adjacent Core Research Center (CRC), which was established in 1974 by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to preserve valuable rock cores for use by scientists and educators from government, industry, and academia. The cylindrical sections of rock are permanently stored and available for examination and testing at the core storage and research facility in Denver, Colorado. The CRC is currently one of the largest and most heavily used public core repositories in the United States.
Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pmLocation: Federal Center, U.S. Geological Survey in Denver, CO (details send to attendees) Info: https://icecores.org/Cost: free for CO-LABS members and guests