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ANDRILL Program (Image 1)

June 25, 2010
ANDRILL Program (Image 1) Sediment and rock core extracted from the ocean floor under the Ross Ice Shelf as part of the ANDRILL (Antarctic Geological Drilling) Program during the 2006-2007 austral summer. ANDRILL is a multinational collaboration comprised of more than 200 scientists, students and educators from five nations (Germany, Italy, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States) to recover stratigraphic records from the Antarctic margin using Cape Roberts Project (CRP) technology. The chief objective is to drill back in time to recover a history of paleoenvironmental changes that will guide our understanding of how fast, how large, and how frequent were glacial and interglacial changes in the Antarctic region. Future scenarios of global warming require guidance and constraint from past history that will reveal potential timing frequency and site of future changes. To learn more, visit the ANDRILL Program Web site. (Date of Image: Dec. 10, 2006) [One of three related images. See next image.]