Named in honor of one of America's most famous explorers, the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center of The Ohio State University is recognized internationally as a leader in polar and alpine research. The Center's research programs are conducted throughout the world.
Research at the Center focuses on the role of cold regions in the global climate system, with major themes focused on:
climatic reconstruction of glacial and post-glacial times;
polar ice-sheets: dynamics, history and ice-atmosphere interactions;
high-latitude landform evolution, soils and hydrology;
geologic evolution of Antarctica;
investigations of ocean dynamics and environmental-chemical processes;
and the history of polar exploration.