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The Rocky Mountain Region ranges from the Colorado Rockies to the Western Deserts to the Great Plains. The Rocky Mountain Region conducts multi- and interdisciplinary research and monitoring in locations across the Region, the United States, around the world, and across our solar system.

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Researchers Prepping the Drilling Location on the Ice Patch
August 30, 2016

Researchers Prepping the Drilling Location on the Ice Patch

Danny Stahle, Rachel Reckin, and Sari Dersam prepare the trail and drilling location.

Researchers Pulling a Deep Ice Core Segment
August 30, 2016

Researchers Pulling a Deep Ice Core Segment

Mike Jayred, Nathan Challman, Rachel Reckin, and Danny Stahle work to lift an section of ice core from several meters deep in the ice patch.

Researchers Pulling a Deep Ice Core Segment
August 30, 2016

Researchers Pulling a Deep Ice Core Segment

Mike Jayred, Nathan Challman, Rachel Reckin, and Danny Stahle work to lift an section of ice core from several meters deep in the ice patch.

Researcher Hauling the Ice Drill
August 29, 2016

Researcher Hauling the Ice Drill

Mike Jayred cares the "Priaire Dog" Ice Drill to the coring location.

Researchers Preparing to Drill in an Ice Patch
August 29, 2016

Researchers Preparing to Drill in an Ice Patch

Nathan Chellman, Mike Jayred and Lucas (Dog) stage equipment on the drilling platform.

Researchers Starting the Ice Core
August 29, 2016

Researchers Starting the Ice Core

Mike Jayred and Nathan Chellman work to level the ice drill to begin taking the core.  Craig Lee stabilizes the platform.

Researchers Drilling the top meter of the Ice Patch
August 29, 2016

Researchers Drilling the top meter of the Ice Patch

Mike Jayred runs the drill while Greg Pederson stabilizies the outer barrel.  Craig Lee and Danny Stahle wait to assist with extraction of the first meter of ice.

Researchers Drilling the top meter of the Ice Patch
August 29, 2016

Researchers Drilling the top meter of the Ice Patch

Mike Jayred runs the drill while Greg Pederson stabilizies the outer barrel.  Craig Lee and Danny Stahle wait to assist with extraction of the first meter of ice.

Bottom of the Ice Core
August 29, 2016

Bottom of the Ice Core

Craig Lee holds the ice drill with the end of the first ice core segment exposed.  The sample will next be measured, logged, and processed in the field. 

Ice patch in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
August 12, 2016

Ice patch in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

An ancient ice patch located in the northeastern corner of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Ice patch in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
August 12, 2016

Ice patch in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

An ancient ice patch located in the northeastern corner of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Researchers Scouting a Drilling Location on an Ice Patch
August 12, 2016

Researchers Scouting a Drilling Location on an Ice Patch

Craig Lee and Mike Jayred scout a potential drilling location for extracting an ice core.