|Paleo Slide Set: Polar Ice Cores|
|GISP2 Drilling Site|
| This is the GISP2
drilling site, located deep in the interior of Greenland at 72.6N and 38.5W
at an elevation of 3207 m. The icescape is entirely flat and glistens brilliantly
in the summer sun. The camp consists of the drill dome (easily identifiable
in the center of the picture), a subterranean network of processing and
storage trenches, the big house (not readily identifiable in this slide)
where researchers eat and socialize, and accommodations for scientists.
The site is accessed by LC-130 transport planes of the 109th TAG of the
New York Air National Guard specially equipped with skis and wheels for
landing both on the ice sheet of Greenland and the tarmac of home base.
, GISP2 SMO, University of New Hampshire.
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