The physical facility occupies approximately 8,000 square feet in Building 810 on the Denver Federal Center.
The main storage area is held at -35 degrees C to promote the longevity of the core. The cold laboratory
area, including a Class 100 clean room, is maintained at -22 degrees C. Visitors are provided with
equipment for routine core examination and can ship and set up their own equipment for
non-routine analyses in the laboratory area. The facility is provided with four levels of backups and
safety systems in order to insure a well-controlled environment for the cores.
NICL is centrally located at the Denver Federal Center, just south of the intersection of Kipling and 6th Avenues in Lakewood, Colorado. The lab's proximity to major transportation corridors and to the Denver International Airport insures timely shipping and handling of ice cores arriving and departing the facility.
NICL supports a variety of outreach activities. The lab is a popular destination for field trips from schools, universities, visiting
federal agencies, teachers, museum groups, and interested individuals. Tours can be arranged by contacting
the NICL Curator directly at (303)202-4830 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please bring a warm jacket.
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