ANDRILL Program Image 3
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ANDRILL Program (Image 3)

June 25, 2010
ANDRILL Program (Image 3) A tour led by a team of scientists from the ANDRILL (Antarctic Geological Drilling) Program, whose participants are from the United States, Germany, Italy and New Zealand. Sediment and rock core were extracted from the ocean floor under the Ross Ice Shelf, revealing climate information from the past tens of millions of years. 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.]

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