Antarctic Drilling Program

 

Date of this Version

2007

Comments

Published in Geotimes, October 2007, 30-33.

Abstract

During the Southern Hemisphere's last summer, between October 29 and December 26, about 80 researchers, drillers, educators and support staff from four nations met in Antarctica to drill deeper than ever before into the Antarctic continental margin. With a recovery of 98 percent, the new core represents the longest and most complete geological record from the seafloor just off Antarctica. Researchers working on the project hope the core will help them understand Antarctica's storied past.

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