Canadian Ice Core Lab

Ice core research laboratory and archive specializing in the Canadian Arctic region.

The Canadian Ice Core Lab (CICL) is a leader in shallow and intermediate depth ice core recovery, ice core imaging and processing, and liquid chemistry ice core analysis. Its ice core collection covers a large region of the eastern Canadian high Arctic, as well as alpine regions of the Yukon and Canadian Rockies. Plans for ice core collection in the western Canadian high Arctic are currently underway. CICL is Canada’s only dedicated ice core laboratory and archive.
Research services include:
  • Shallow and intermediate depth ice core drilling
  • Ice core storage (-36C)
  • Ice core processing and imaging (-25C)
  • Ion chromatography (IC) for major ion analysis
  • Cavity ring down spectroscopy (CRDS) for oxygen isotope analysis
  • Fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Coulter counter for particle-size analysis
Institution University of Alberta
Country Canada
Infrastructure type Laboratory
Disciplines Environmental sciences
Earth sciences
Language of operation English
Keywords AntarcticaAntarcticaArcticglaciologycryosphereanalytical environmental chemistryclimate systematmospheric sciencearctic environmentglaciologycryospherechemistryalpine environment


Please contact CICL for more information.

Contact information

Dr Alison Criscitiello

Office phone: 780-492-0867


Dr Anne Myers

Ice Core Laboratory Analyst
Office phone: 780-492-0867

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