Additional deep ice core locations added for Antarctica and Greenland

Release Date: January 9, 2009

Additional deep ice core locations have been added to the Atlas of the Cryosphere ( for both the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets.

Maps of deep ice core locations drilled from the Antarctic (left) and Greenland (right) ice sheets. Click on either image to view the map in the Atlas of the Cryosphere Web interface (this will open in a new page).

Antarctic ice core locations:

  1. Byrd: Byrd Station Ice Core
  2. Dome B: Dome B Ice Core
  3. Dome Fuji: Dome Fuji Ice Core
  4. EPICA Dome C: European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica
  5. Komsomolskay: Komsomolskay Ice Core
  6. Siple Dome A Core (WAISCORES): West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Cores
  7. Taylor Dome: Taylor Dome Ice Core
  8. Vostok: Vostok Station
  9. WAIS Divide: West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide

Greenland ice core locations:

  1. Camp Century: Camp Century Ice Core
  2. Crete: Crete Ice Core
  3. GISP: Greenland Ice Sheet Project Dye 3
  4. GISP2: Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2
  5. GRIP: Greenland Ice Core Project
  6. Milcent: Milcent Ice Core
  7. NGRIP: North Greenland Ice Core Project

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