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Below are images and a video that share the current state of the ice core facility and show why replacement/renovation is urgently needed.    


 

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Refrigeration units are outdated.
The entire facility and equipment is over 30 years old.
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Moist air leaking in causing frost build up.
Moist air leaking in causing damage to structure from frost build up.
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Ice core freezer facility.
Moist air leaking in causing frost build up. Freezers are overcapacity with no additional ice core storage space.
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Ice core freezer facility.
Freezers are overcapacity with no additional ice core storage space.
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Ice core freezer facility.
Freezers are overcapacity with no additional ice core storage space.
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Old, peeling paint.
Paint and structure is breaking down due to frost build up.  Byrd personnel have to scrape ice and snow off of the ceiling, walls and floors on a monthly basis to maintain clear and safe access.
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Inside freezer doors in poor condition.
The inside freezer doors are in poor condition and allow moist air to enter freezer.  The door seals have been patched/resealed many times.
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Corroded electrical box.
Corroded electrical box.  This is after 30 years with a cover.
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Exterior wall leaking air.
Exterior wall leaking air from the poor condition of the roof flashing.  This has been patched many times with foam and tape, but the leaks continue.
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Insulation is deteriorating.
Insulation is deteriorating and has been patched many times.
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Insulation is deteriorating.
Insulation is deteriorating.
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Video of ice core freezer facility.

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Learn More


To learn more about the Ice Core Facility Renovation, please review the Ice Core Facility Renovation Brochure (PDF), and the Byrd Advisory Board Joint Statement on Ice Core Facility Renovation (PDF).

To meet the research team, view the facilities, or learn more about this campaign, please contact:

Michele Cook
Email: cook.942@osu.edu
Phone: (614) 292-7972