PIRE: International Collaboration for Education, Training, and Research in Ice Core Science (ICE-ICS)

Affiliation(s)PIProject periodFunded by
DHS McConnell, Joseph R 09/01/2010 - 08/31/2011 Oregon State University

Project Description

The Desert Research Institute's (DRI) scope of work builds on the McConnell group's extensive experience designing and building continuous flow analysis systems and then applying these novel methods to ice cores for paleoclimate, atmospheric and precipitation chemistry, and other studies. As part of the scope, McConnell and his group will work closely with all ICETRICS partners, particularly the Brook group at Oregon State University and the Blunier group at the University of Copenhagen, to develop and test methods to couple new gas measurement instrumentation to DRI's continuous ice core analytical system and to apply these methods to analysis of ~300 m of ice core. Included in this collaboration are extended laboratory student and post-doctoral exchanges with international partners at the University of Copenhagen and group meetings both in the U.S. and abroad.