South Pole Ice Core



Title: SPICE-ing it up - New project plans to retrieve South Pole ice core beginning in 2014-15
Author: Rejcek, P.
Periodical: The Antarctic Sun

Glaciologists plan to SPICE things up at the South Pole.

Most researchers head to the research station at the bottom of the world for studies related to astro- and particle physics. The South Pole Station has earned a reputation as a world-class facility to learn about everything from subatomic particles like neutrinos to massive structures known as galaxy clusters.

One team of scientists is more interested in the thick ice sheet upon which the station sits. The South Pole Ice Core (SPICE) project aims to retrieve an ice core 1,500 meters long beginning in the 2014-15 austral summer field season.

Year: 2013