Summit Station Science

Meijer Isotope Field Work
Meijer Isotope Field Work

Recent visitors to Summit Station include Harro Meijer’s team from the Netherlands, which spent a whirlwind few days on station taking shallow ice cores from a specially prepared snow field. Meijer is studying isotope diffusion in ice cores; his results will help experts better interpret information from ice cores being studied to reconstruct climate history.

Later, researchers processed the cores, slicing them into 1-2 cm-thick layers and packing them in plastic bags for shipment back to the Netherlands.

Meijer Freezer Work
Meijer Freezer Work