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Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center


108 Scott Hall
1090 Carmack Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210

Ian Howat

The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center is internationally recognized as a premier polar and alpine research center with a rapidly expanding focus on global climate change and environmental issues. This excellence stems from the innovation, dedication and commitment of its scientists, staff and students and strong connections to relevant academic departments.

The center, named in honor of polar explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd, houses one of the most impressive libraries of Earth’s climate history and the third largest archive of prehistoric ice core samples in the world.