Additional Participants

Senior Personnel

Edward Sholkovitz

Other Collaborators or Contacts

Stanislav Nitikin (Glaciology, University of Tomsk)
David Susong (USGS- Salt Lake City)
Steve Norton (University of Maine)
Jackie Mann (NIST)
Moire Wadleigh (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

Project Period

July 1, 2000-July 31, 2001

Level of Access

Open-Access Report

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This project resulted in the collection of two intermediate-length (165 m) ice cores from the Inilchek Glacier, Central Tien Shan Mountains, Kyrgyzstan, during July/August 2000 with colleagues from UCSB, UNH, and the USGS. In addition, precipitation, fresh snow, surface snow, and aerosol samples were collected on the glacier and in the Inilchek Valley to assess atmospheric chemistry and deposition processes. The overall goal of the project (including a pending NSF/DOE proposal) is to develop high-resolution paleoclimatic records covering the last 1000-2000 years, which will be calibrated with meteorological data from the robust station network in the former Soviet Central Asian countries.

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Glaciology Commons