Ice Core Working Group

The Ice Core Working Group (ICWG) is a group of scientists who investigate scientific issues pertaining to ice cores. Members are selected from the scientific community. The ICWG is one of the three standing working groups of the Science Advisory Board.

ICWG Members

  • T.J. Fudge (University of Washington; ICWG Chair)
  • Becky Alexander (University of Washington)
  • Christine Foreman (University of Montana)
  • Andrei Kurbatov (University of Maine)
  • Vas Petrenko (University of Rochester)
  • Summer Burton Rupper (The University of Utah)
  • Jeff Severinghaus (Scripps Institution of Oceanography)

ICWG Duties

  • The ICWG shall solicit input from the community to identify future ice core drilling sites and ice core science activities for short term and long term planning.
  • The ICWG shall help form, review, and recommend to SAB and IDP the future science site drilling matrix for the Long Range Science Plan.
  • The ICWG may identify and recommend to SAB and IDP new ice coring technology development needed by the community, if any.
  • The ICWG will make itself available to provide scientific perspectives and information on activities at the National Science Foundation - Ice Core Facility relating to:
    • Sample allocation
    • Policies on sample acquisition and use of the facility
    • Ice core processing techniques
    • Infrastructure
    • Archiving practice
    • De-accession
  • The ICWG may help coordinate international partnering for ice coring projects including IPICS projects.
  • The ICWG members will engage in discussion with members of other working groups to propagate information about ICWG activities, to learn about activities of other groups, and to foster coordination between the working groups.
  • The ICWG meetings shall have minutes. The Chair of the ICWG is responsible for sending the minutes to the Chair of other IDP-SAB working groups. Minutes of the meetings shall be posted to the ICWG web site.

ICWG Documents

Citation Year
Ice Core Working Group (2021) Presentations: 2021 Ice Core Working Group Meeting. Ice Drilling Program Ice Core Working Group Meeting, March 8, 2021, Virtual Meeting, 2021
TJ Fudge, Brent C Christner, Juliana D'Andrilli, John Fegyveresi, Andrei Kurbatov, Mark S Twickler (2020) White Paper: IDP Ice Core Working Group: Community Recommendations for the NSF Ice Core Facility. Ice Drilling Program Ice Core Working Group Community Meeting, April 2, 2020, Virtual Meeting, 1-5. 2020
Paolo Gabrielli, Seth Campbell, Zoe Courville, Karl Kreutz, Andrei Kurbatov, Peter D Neff, Erich Osterberg, Erin Pettit, Summer Rupper (2020) White Paper: IDP Ice Core Working Group (IDP-ICWG): Alpine Glaciers and Ice Caps. Ice Drilling Program Ice Core Working Group Community Meeting, April 2, 2020, Virtual Meeting, 1-15. 2020
Ice Core Working Group (2020) Presentations: 2020 Ice Core Working Group Community Meeting (Virtual). Ice Drilling Program Ice Core Working Group Community Meeting, April 2, 2020, Virtual Meeting, 1. 2020
Ice Core Working Group (2020) Terms of Reference: Ice Core Working Group. Ice Core Working Group, 1-2. 2020
Tyler R Jones, Sarah Aarons, Edward Brook, Christo Buizert, Jihong Cole-Dai, TJ Fudge, John Higgins, Kaitlin Keegan, Andrei Kurbatov, Peter D Neff, Erich Osterberg, Vasilii Petrenko, Jeffrey P Severinghaus, Eric J Steig (2020) White Paper: IDP Ice Core Working Group (IDP-ICWG): Paleoclimate Ice Core Research Priorities in Antarctica. Ice Drilling Program Ice Core Working Group Community Meeting, April 2, 2020, Virtual Meeting, 1-12. 2020
Erich Osterberg, Jessica Badgeley, Christo Buizert, Juliana D'Andrilli, TJ Fudge, Tyler R Jones, Karl Kreutz, Vasilii Petrenko, Erin Pettit, Dominic Winski (2020) White Paper: IDP Ice Core Working Group (IDP-ICWG): Ice Core Research Priorities in Greenland. Ice Drilling Program Ice Core Working Group Community Meeting, April 2, 2020, Virtual Meeting, 1-13. 2020
Ice Core Working Group (2015) Minutes: Ice Core Working Group 2015 Virtual Meeting. Ice Core Working Group, 1-4. 2015
Ice Core Working Group (2014) ICWG Recommendation on Best Practices for Archiving Ice Cores. Ice Core Working Group, 1. 2014
Edward Brook, Mary R Albert, Richard B Alley, Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Gary D Clow, Jihong Cole-Dai, Kurt Cuffey, Joseph McConnell, Eric Saltzman, Buford Price, John C Priscu, Jeffrey P Severinghaus, Kendrick C Taylor, Bruce H Vaughn, Karl Kreutz, Scott Rogers, Mark S Twickler, Cameron P Wake (2003) U.S. Ice Core Science: Recommendations for the Future. Ice Core Working Group, 1-48. 2003
Jeffrey P Severinghaus, Mary R Albert, Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Kurt Cuffey, Joseph McConnell, Buford Price, John C Priscu, Eric Saltzman, Kendrick C Taylor, Bruce H Vaughn, Edward Brook, Mark S Twickler (2003) Recommendation of the Ice Core Working Group to the National Science Foundation on Deep Ice Core Drill Options. Ice Core Working Group, 1-18. 2003
Kendrick C Taylor, Alfred Eustes, Will Fleckenstein, Michael D Gerasimoff, Curt LaBombard, Donald A Lebar, William P Mason, John F Rhoades, Phil Robl, Mark A Wumkes, Charles R Bentley, Eric D Cravens, Geoffrey M Hargreaves, Todd Hinkley, Bruce R Koci, Bruce H Vaughn (2003) Comparison of Ice Coring Options for the Antarctic Inland Core Project. Ice Core Working Group, 1-96. 2003
Kendrick C Taylor, Richard B Alley, Ed Waddington, David Morse, Thomas A Neumann, Pierre Biscaye, Roger Bales, Lloyd Burckle, Edward Brook, John Castello, Gary D Clow, Chris Fritsen, Karl Kreutz, Gregg Lamorey, Debra Meese, Joseph McConnell, John C Priscu, Scott Rogers, Todd Sowers, Michael Ram, Gregory Zielinski (2000) WAISCORES: A Science and Implementation Plan for Climate, Cryobiology and Ice Dynamics Studies in West Antarctica. Ice Core Working Group, 1-61. 2000
Paul A Mayewski, Roger Bales, John Bolzan, Gordon Hamilton, Debra Meese, David Morse, Michael Ram, Todd Sowers, Eric J Steig, Mark S Twickler, Cameron P Wake, Gregory Zielinski (1998) Ice Core Contributions to Global Change Research: Past Successes and Future Directions. Ice Core Working Group, 1-35. 1998
Ice Core Working Group (1991) WAISCORES: 1991. Ice Core Working Group, 1-15. 1991
Pieter M Grootes, Cliff Davidson, Randy Borys, Richard G Fairbanks, Thomas Crowley, Steven Hodge, Charlie F Raymond, Paul A Mayewski, Robert Finkel, Lonnie G Thompson, Julie Palais, Richard B Alley, Hitoshi Shoji, Anthony J Gow, James White, Eric Saltzman, Khalil MAK, Reinhold Rasmussen (1989) U.S. Global Ice Core Research Program: West Antarctica and Beyond. Ice Core Working Group, 1-30. 1989
U.S. Ice Core Research Workshop (1988) Compiled Reports of the U.S. Ice Core Research Workshop. U.S. Ice Core Research Workshop, 1-59. 1988
National Research Council (1986) Recommendations for a U.S. Ice Coring Program. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1-57. doi: 10.17226/18404. https://doi.org/10.17226/18404 1986