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The Canadian Ice Core Lab comprises samples drilled from across the Canadian Arctic (including the Devon and Prince of Wales ice caps), as well as from non-polar mountain regions across the provinces and territories.
The current status of our ice core sample inventory in the archive:
10 young women are set for the adventure of a lifetime this summer, thanks to Girls on Ice Canada and a major funding infusion from the Government of Canada.
October 12, 2017
New archive facility will push boundaries of climate change understanding.
January 12, 2017
Monitoring system ensures climate change record remains frozen in ice.
February 24, 2016
Funding will provide for storage, research on Canada’s ice core collection.
May 22, 2015
UAlberta has been chosen to house a national treasure—Canada’s ice-core archive.
We have collected ice cores from Prince of Wales Icefield and the Agassiz, Devon, and Penny ice caps all along the Arctic Archipelago.
Visit the interactive map on our Ice Core Database page to view information on our ice core samples (including drilling locations, age/depth of cores and more).
Our facility offers a variety of instrumentation for the collection, processing, and analysis of ice cores. Check out our Services & Equipment page for more information.
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