Story: Antarctica and New Zealand

Reading Antarctica's rock cores

Drilling down through ice and into the rock bed below the sea underneath, scientists have found evidence of environmental change over millions of years. The sedimentary layers yield information about climatic and tectonic history that could not be obtained any other way. New Zealand scientists have led a number of collaborative drilling projects. Work with Germany, Italy, Britain and the United States in the 2000s was formalised under the ANDRILL (Antarctic geological drilling) banner.

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Nigel Roberts, 'Antarctica and New Zealand - Science and tourism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/37216/reading-antarcticas-rock-cores (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Nigel Roberts, published 20 Jun 2012