CRREL Polar Researcher Provides a New Look at Old Ice

Published March 8, 2012
Courville with students.

Courville with students.

March 8, 2012

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HANOVER, N.H — ERDC Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory's (CRREL) Dr. Zoe Courville, a Polar researcher specializing in Greenland and Antarctic ice core drilling and analysis, recently explained lab work and shares field experiences with Dartmouth College students for their environmental studies class project on ice cores.

In photo to the right, Courville shows a 60,000-year-old ice core from Summit, Greenland, retrieved from 2 km down the drill hole.

While at the lab, the students also met and interviewed Jackie Richter-Menge, a CRREL polar researcher specializing in climate change studies in the Arctic region. Activities such as this, says Richter-Menge, "rank high on the 'things I like about work' list."