Support Our Research
Please support the important activities of the Byrd Center. There are several funds described below to which you might make a contribution. To make an online donation, please click on the fund of interest below:
Our current ice storage freezers maintain the collection of ice cores recovered from glaciers around the world at –30ºF. These freezers have been in operation since 1989 and are currently at capacity. A recent feasibility study conducted by SHP Leading Design recommends renovation of the existing freezers as well as the phased addition of 4 freezers that will utilize more modern technologies and efficiencies. This will help OSU meet its sustainability goals while supporting world class research. Directed by Drs. Lonnie G. Thompson and Ellen Mosley-Thompson.
This fund supports the climate communication capabilities, information services, education and outreach, and research of the State Climate Office of Ohio, a collaborative venture of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and OSU Department of Geography. Directed by Dr. Bryan Mark.
Supports global climate change research, includes all aspects of ongoing research at BPCRC and may be used for travel, laboratory analysis, page or publication charges, and research facility usage. Directed by Jason Cervenec.
Category: Scientific Research
For support of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Glacier Environmental Change Group research. This includes salary for students and postdocs, travel, research equipment and upgrades as related to current and ongoing programs/projects. Directed by Dr. Bryan Mark.
To support the scientific research of the Byrd Center Ice Core Paleoclimat Research Group. Provides support for ice core drilling projects, ice core analyses, student participation in the research, and long term storage of the ice. Directed by Drs. Lonnie G. Thompson and Ellen Mosley-Thompson.
This fund will support scholarly and research activities of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Polar Meteorology Group. Funds will be used for staff travel, page charges, personnel, student support and supplies. Directed by Dr. David Bromwich.
Provides support for SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) activities and functions that run through the OSU Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center as directed by Professor Terry J. Wilson.
For support of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Glacier Dynamics Group research. This includes salary for students and postdocs, travel, research equipment and upgrades as related to current and ongoing programs/projects. Directed by Professor Ian Howat.
Supports the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Global Hydrology and Remote Sensing Group headed by Dr. Durand. This includes salary, travel, research equipment and upgrades as related to current and ongoing programs/projects. Directed by Professor Mike Durand.
Category: scientific research
The Ice Core Research Expansion Will:
- Increase Ice Core Storage Capacity
doubling our current ice core storage capacity to 13,552 meter long sections of core
- Enhance Research Lab Space
providing safe, controlled environments in which the team conducts its research
- Inspire the Next Generation of Scientists
creating a dedicated educational space for tours where all ages can learn through hands on activities and observations
Alternatively, donations can also be sent via check to the Byrd Center or the OSU Development Office. Please make checks payable to The Ohio State University.
Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
108 Scott Hall
1090 Carmack Rd
Columbus, OH 43210
The Ohio State University Foundation
1480 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43221