Laboratory activities

The activity in laboratory consists of the preparation of the samples in cold rooms and the consequent analysis with the SPES instrument.
The ice cores are prepared by cutting them with specific saws and by separating the layers in order to guarantee the best resolution along the length of the core.
After the SPES measures the data were processed using an own-built software to plot the results. At the same time a virtual station using the software SNOWPACK is fixed in the same place of the coring. In this way it is possible to estimate the seasonal trend of the snowpack and better position the layers of dust in space and time.

Cold room laboratory