South Pole Ice Core


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Sample Request Form

U.S. investigators submitting proposals requiring ice from the South Pole ice core should contact the South Pole ice core Science Coordination Office (SCO) prior to submitting. The SCO will provide a letter for inclusion with the proposals, assessing whether the ice core request is consistent with the South Pole ice core operation plan. To initiate the process, investigators should submit a SAMPLE REQUEST FORM to the SCO. Sample requests may take up to 6 weeks to process depending on the complexity of the request and other workloads.

If the SCO approves your Sample Request, the SCO will provide you with a Letter of Support stating that your proposal is consistent with the South Pole ice core operation plan. ** The Letter of Support needs to be submitted with your NSF proposal. **

Metadata Form

In an effort to standardize the information that is collected at the time of data submission to the South Pole ice core SCO we have created a standardized METADATA FORM. Every time you submit a dataset to the SCO you must also submit a completed Metadata Form. If you have questions about how to fill out the form, contact Joe Souney.