The ice core facility consists of three rooms:
- a -40°C archive room where the ice is stored,
- a -25°C working freezer,
- and a room-temperature analytical lab.
The working freezer houses bandsaws, chop saws, a horizontal saw, and two ice core scanning systems (an Intermediate Layer Core Scanner, and a Large Area Scan Macroscope, both designed specifically for the digital scanning of ice).
The room-temperature analytical lab houses various instruments and systems for measuring the chemical and isotopic composition of liquid ice core samples.